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Symmetric majority rules

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  • Daniela Bubboloni

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)

  • Michele Gori

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)

Abstract

In the standard arrovian framework and under the assumption that individual preferences and social outcomes are linear orders on the set of alternatives, we study the rules which satisfy suitable symmetries and obey the majority principle. In particular, supposing that individuals and alternatives are exogenously partitioned into subcommittees and subclasses, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of reversal symmetric majority rules that are anonymous and neutral with respect to the considered partitions. We also determine a general method for constructing and counting those rules and we explicitly apply it to some simple cases.

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  • Daniela Bubboloni & Michele Gori, 2014. "Symmetric majority rules," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2014-02, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa, revised Mar 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:flo:wpaper:2014-02
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    1. Michele Gori, 2014. "Selecting anonymous, neutral and reversal symmetric minimal majority rules," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2014-04, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
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    1. Bubboloni, Daniela & Gori, Michele, 2016. "On the reversal bias of the Minimax social choice correspondence," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 53-61.
    2. Daniela Bubboloni & Michele Gori, 2015. "Resolute refinements of social choice correspondences," Papers 1506.06069, arXiv.org, revised Jun 2016.
    3. Alexander Karpov, 2017. "Preference Diversity Orderings," Group Decision and Negotiation, Springer, vol. 26(4), pages 753-774, July.
    4. Bubboloni, Daniela & Gori, Michele, 2016. "Resolute refinements of social choice correspondences," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 84(C), pages 37-49.

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    Keywords

    social welfare function; anonymity; neutrality; reversal symmetry; majority; group theory.;

    JEL classification:

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

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