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On Complexity of Lobbying in Multiple Referenda

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  • CHRISTIAN, Robin
  • FELLOWS, Mike
  • ROSAMOND, Frances

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In this paper we show that lobbying in conditions of “direct democracy” is virtually impossible, even in conditions of complete information about voters preferences, since it would require solving a very computationally hard problem. We use the apparatus of parametrized complexity for this purpose.

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  • CHRISTIAN, Robin & FELLOWS, Mike & ROSAMOND, Frances, 2006. "On Complexity of Lobbying in Multiple Referenda," Cahiers de recherche 2006-19, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:2006-19
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    lobbying; referendum; rametrized comexity;

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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