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original papers : Borda rule, Copeland method and strategic manipulation

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  • Pierre Favardin

    () (G.E.M.M.A.-C.R.E.M.E., University of Caen, 14032 Caen Cedex, France)

  • Dominique Lepelley

    () (G.E.M.M.A.-C.R.E.M.E., University of Caen, 14032 Caen Cedex, France)

  • Jérôme Serais

    () (G.E.M.M.A.-C.R.E.M.E., University of Caen, 14032 Caen Cedex, France)

Abstract

The voting situations at which the Borda rule or the Copeland method can be manipulated by a single voter or a coalition of voters in three-alternative elections are characterized. From these characterizations, we derive (when possible) some analytical representations measuring the vulnerability of these rules to strategic misrepresentation of preferences. Our results suggest that the Borda rule is significantly more vulnerable to strategic manipulation than the Copeland method.

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  • Pierre Favardin & Dominique Lepelley & Jérôme Serais, 2002. "original papers : Borda rule, Copeland method and strategic manipulation," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 7(2), pages 213-228.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:reecde:v:7:y:2002:i:2:p:213-228
    Note: Received: 6 April 2001 / Accepted: 14 December 2001
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    Keywords

    Voting theory; manipulability; positional voting systems;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

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