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Ideology and existence of 50% majority equilibria in Multidimensional spatial voting Models

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  • Hervé Crès

    (ECON - Département d'économie (Sciences Po) - Sciences Po - Sciences Po - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Utku Unver

    (Department of Economics - Tilburg University [Netherlands])

Abstract

When aggregating individual preferences through the majority rule in an n-dimensional spatial voting model, the 'worst-case' scenario is a social choice configuration where no political equilibrium exists unless a super-majority rate as high as 1 -- 1/(n+1) is adopted. In this paper we assume that a lower d-dimensional (d

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  • Hervé Crès & Utku Unver, 2010. "Ideology and existence of 50% majority equilibria in Multidimensional spatial voting Models," Post-Print hal-01023800, HAL.
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    Keywords

    ideology; mean voter theorem; spatial voting; super majority;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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