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Conundrums for nonconsequentialists

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  • John A. Weymark

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    (Vanderbilt University)

Abstract There are a number of single-profile impossibility theorems in social choice theory and welfare economics that demonstrate the incompatibility of unanimity/dominance criteria with various nonconsequentialist principles given some rationality restrictions on the rankings being considered. This article is concerned with examining what they have in common and how they differ. Groups of results are identified that have similar formal structures and are established using similar proof strategies.

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Article provided by Springer & The Society for Social Choice and Welfare in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 48 (2017)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 269-294

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:48:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s00355-016-1021-9
DOI: 10.1007/s00355-016-1021-9
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