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Neutrality and geometry of mean voting

Sebastien Lahaie, Nisarg Shah
2014 Proceedings of the fifteenth ACM conference on Economics and computation - EC '14  
Mean proximity rules provide a simple geometric framework to achieve consensus among a collection of rankings (votes) over a set of alternatives.  ...  They embed all rankings into a Euclidean space, take the mean of the embeddings of the input votes, and return the ranking whose embedding is closest to the mean.  ...  (rational) mean neat rules.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2600057.2602898 dblp:conf/sigecom/LahaieS14 fatcat:bgbbwzod7jfwladyc5xga7lali

Strategyproof Social Choice [chapter]

Salvador Barberà
2011 Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare  
Without yet proving any theorem, Vickrey (1960) expressed a neat conjecture about the structure of rules that might be strategy-proof.  ...  The rules are individually rational.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0169-7218(10)00025-0 fatcat:yliruv2jpjbzdayfxf5qxe7rvq

Strategic Voting Under Proportional Representation

G. W. Cox, M. S. Shugart
1996 Journal of Law, Economics & Organization  
In other words, the M + | rule depends on a rational expectations condition (one that was not explicitly recognized in previous work dealing with special cases of the rule).  ...  In principle, strategic voting imposes a limit on the number of viable lists under PR, just as it imposes a limit on the number of viable candidates under plurality rule, as noted long ago.  ... 
doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jleo.a023365 fatcat:grxfixzfrbha7cghfsongxkteu

Rational Choice and EU Politics

Mark A. Pollack
2006 Social Science Research Network  
states with a rational incentive to consider changes to the Council's voting rules and weights.  ...  Such a neat division of labor, however, does not stand up to careful scrutiny.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1011326 fatcat:gbfl6ivsabcb5bdtbuxor2nxj4

Can Voters Be Equal? A Cross-national Analysis

Gábor Tóka
2004 Review of Sociology  
political preferences in the vote than others.  ...  Survey data on voting behavior in 18 democratic party systems from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems and Larry Bartels' (1996) simulation procedure -now extended to the analysis of multiparty-systems  ...  This is not to say that majority rule is always the best means of guaranteeing citizens' political equality.  ... 
doi:10.1556/revsoc.10.2004.1.3 fatcat:56xanqa7xvbb5m3kr2jv42id7u

Attitudes about Attitudes

Michael J. Gerhardt, Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth
2003 Michigan law review  
What is post-positivist about this version is the assumption that a legal state of mind does not necessarily mean obedience to conspicuous rules; instead, it means a sense of obligation to make the best  ...  There is, however, no such neat distinction. In the real world of the law, judicial decisions are not made in a vacuum.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3595330 fatcat:rm2razmi4rfcnpj5pta65l6uxe

The Domain of Preference

Lewis A. Kornhauser
2003 University of Pennsylvania law review  
When preference theory serves as a criterion of rationality, the analyst recommends its structure as the appropriate means of reasoning about means to ends.  ...  57 In fact, in this context the interpretation of preference will also coincide with the normative project of characterizing rational behavior. 58 PAUL.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312876 fatcat:dt4m7ok55fhm7gsavo53bpwydq

Necessary and sufficient conditions for a resolution of the social choice paradox

Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal
1983 Journal of Economic Theory  
We present a restriction on the domain of individual preferences that is both necessary and sufficient for the existence of a social choice rule that is continuous, anonymous, and respects unanimity.  ...  be sufficient for majority voting to be an acceptable rule .  ...  Limiting the nature and extent of possible disagreement is clearly the effect of many of the conditions already cited in the literature as sufficient for a rational outcome under majority voting-for example  ... 
doi:10.1016/0022-0531(83)90021-2 fatcat:wfs2prh2pjaafas4cgyesbgtxu

Two internal critiques of political constitutionalism

M. Goldoni
2012 International Journal of Constitutional Law  
propose a reductive account of the principle of political equality; second, their exclusive focus on ordinary politics as the centre of constitutional life is misleading and precludes a correct evaluation  ...  After having outlined the main tenets of this theory, two internal critiques are put forward, both concerning the understanding of the political aspect of constitutionalism: first, political constitutionalists  ...  Voting (and, accordingly, the principle of majority rule) is surely critical for the democratic justification of the constitutional order, but it by no means exhausts the whole democratic process.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icon/mos033 fatcat:lzzbvxmz7bhffdegfym4ciicma

A Classification of Regimes—Foam Theory to Praxis

Jan-Erik Lane
2022 World Journal of Social Science Research  
The essence of these few types is to be found in their political theories. We ask what the regime meaning is with key theoreticians.  ...  Behind a political regime there is political theory. In the world today—the real world and not merely a possible world—we have some 200 states, but only a handful of regime types.  ...  There is no neat and tidy definition of the expression "rule of law".  ... 
doi:10.22158/wjssr.v9n2p75 fatcat:eh4uizlmqfglrgk2h36ag6v6km

November 8, 2016: Core Values, Bad Faith, and Democracy

John Buschman
2017 Library quarterly  
The recent election is just a manifestation of political, social, economic, and cultural shifts under way for some time that brought the disjunctures of how we approach and understand our core values to  ...  A B S T R A C T Core values of librarianship are being fundamentally challenged and have been for some time.  ...  [and] not neutral with regard to the rules of the game [as] a partisan and defender of the rules" (228).  ... 
doi:10.1086/692305 fatcat:sv37p5mrwnchfgg3e7g6hujxhm

Page 437 of Albion, a Journal of News, Politics, and Literature Vol. 44, Issue 37 [page]

1866 Albion, a Journal of News, Politics, and Literature  
At the China warehouses, for in- stance, they talk of “elegant cut sherries” and “ neat green (b) ocks,” when they really mean the vessels which are to hold that wine.  ...  | was that women should’ be treated like rational beings, and Sophia and the amiable Amelia sentiments expressed iD} receive a rational education to enable them to become so. melodious rhapsody on the  ... 

The Politics of Andean Water Policy Reforms. Local and Indigenous Rights in the Context of Privatization Policies

Rutgerd Boelens, Margreet Zwarteveen
2003 Journal für Entwicklungspolitik  
-described in terms of waste, pollution, conflict, corruption and theft -to the neat and clean future characterized by efficiency and effectiveness.  ...  This includes operational rules about participation and the right to vote in meetings of water users' organizations.  ...  A contextualized rights approach is proposed as an alternative framework, allowing the recognition of water as a politically contested resource.  ... 
doi:10.20446/jep-2414-3197-19-4-56 fatcat:mitkql4ajzey7dtsiskx6k52w4

Rein Taagepera's approach to the study of electoral systems

Bernard Grofman
2004 Journal of Baltic Studies  
An Overview of the Historical Evolution of the Study of Electoral Rules While there is a long history of the study of voting rules, going back at least as far as Aristotle, the modern era is often thought  ...  He finds a mean of-.006 with a standard deviation of 0.3.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01629770400000051 fatcat:c66maegnpbhvroa3cjujmcqmga

Rawls and deliberative democracy [chapter]

Michael Saward
2018 Democracy as Public Deliberation  
Voting according to rules that are broadly acceptable -itself a topic akin to a can of worms, but I say no more on it here -is vital if the real world equivalent to the ideal deliberative forum is to be  ...  This might broadly be achieved by civil society as I have very broadly characterized its ideal features, with the important addition of formal means of agenda-setting stipulating appropriate use of a device  ... 
doi:10.4324/9780203793541-5 fatcat:7z46yzbijrh2taqyhhi63clygu
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