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Hvad nu, hvis flertallet ikke ønsker vinderen af et demokratisk valg?
[What if the majority does not want the winner of a democratic election?]


  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter


Social choice analysis has demonstrated that it is possible that the result of a democratic process may not be what a majority of the decision-makers wanted. An election inversion (where there is a discrepancy between what a majority wanted and the result) was clearly visible in the 2016 US presidential election, but it was less visible that even the Republican primary voters may not have wanted Trump.

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  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2019. "Hvad nu, hvis flertallet ikke ønsker vinderen af et demokratisk valg?
    [What if the majority does not want the winner of a democratic election?]
    ," MPRA Paper 97296, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:97296

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    Social choice; elections; electoral systems; Donald Trump; US politics; 2016 primary elections;

    JEL classification:

    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior


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