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The Structure of Strongly Monotonic Probabilistic Voting Procedures


  • Nandeibam, S.


Pattanaik and Peleg showed that the power structure under a probabilistic voting procedure which satisfies regularity, ex-post Pareto optimally and independance of irrelevant alternatives is almost completely characterized by random dictatorship. Their characterization is not complete because it requires some additional conditions. We propose a new probabilistic monotonicity axiom called strong monotonicity and show that, if the probabilistic voting procedure is required to satisfy this new axiom along with their 3 axioms, then the distribution of coalitional power under it is completely characterized by random dictatorship.

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  • Nandeibam, S., 1998. "The Structure of Strongly Monotonic Probabilistic Voting Procedures," Discussion Papers 98-07, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
  • Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:98-07

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    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations


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