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Axiomatic Characterisation of Weighted Boolean Vote Aggregators

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  • Lahiri Somdeb

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A Federation Boolean Vote Aggregator allows a finite set of coalitions to unilaterally elect any candidate from a set containing exactly two candidates. There are several special types of Federation Boolean Vote Aggregators, all of which share a property: the candidates are assigned weights, and for a coalition to be decisive, it is necessary that the sum of the weights of its members exceed a pre-assigned quota. In this paper we address the following question: When is a Federation Boolean Vote aggregator a Weighted Boolean Vote Aggregator?

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  • Lahiri Somdeb, 2001. "Axiomatic Characterisation of Weighted Boolean Vote Aggregators," IIMA Working Papers WP2001-02-02, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:wp01718
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