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Democratic Forking: Choosing Sides with Social Choice [article]

Ben Abramowitz, Edith Elkind, Davide Grossi, Ehud Shapiro, Nimrod Talmon
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Here, we provide a social choice setting in which agents can report preferences not only over a set of alternatives, but also over the possible forks that may occur in the face of disagreement.  ...  We study this social choice setting, concentrating on stability issues and concerns of strategic agent behavior.  ...  Computational social choice Social choice theory studies aggregation methods for various settings [19, 4] .  ... 
arXiv:2103.03652v2 fatcat:lu57lqoiqrbklbmwj366e4k7z4

Speaking with Forked Tongues - Swedish Public Administration and the European Employment Strategy

Åsa Casula Vifell
2009 Social Science Research Network  
As a consequence the Swedish representatives are in a manner 'speaking with forked tongue' and obscuring the new way in which policy making is conducted thus introducing democratic shortcomings in terms  ...  forked tongues'.  ...  The OMC may heavily influence the input side of national policy processes through administrative changes brought about to cope with the OMC.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1430976 fatcat:cmvenwnvqvednj3otpnuxgjfya

American pragmatism and democratic faith

2008 ChoiceReviews  
They all believed that ideas are not "out there waiting to be discovered, but are tools-like forks and knives and microchips-that people devise to cope with the world in which they find themselves.  ...  They believed that ideas are produced not by individuals, but by groups of individuals-that ideas are social.  ...  Finally, he revealed a democratic theology in his belief that human beings enjoy the freedom-albeit limited-to choose their social destiny.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.45-6435 fatcat:uy5ovhgwc5ej5exr5g32w4lgku

4 3 2 1, The Book of Endlessly Forking Paths

Ilana Shiloh
2020 Revue LISA  
Say you choose the main road and get to the appointment on time. You won't think about your choice, will you?  ...  Auster experimented with the notion of alternative history in Man in the Dark -a novel that imagines an America where Al Gore is voted president before a civil war breaks out between Democratic and Federal  ...  By broadening the concept of reality, Auster has created a new kind of mimesis, which blends the representation of the actual with that of the potential.  ... 
doi:10.4000/lisa.11461 fatcat:mko5jbmugnhxzcwduymhkbfcqe

Forks in the Road of Men's Gender Politics: Men's Rights vs Feminist Allies

Michael A Messner
2016 International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy  
In this paper, I introduce the concept of historical gender formation to show how shifting social conditions over the past forty years shaped a range of men's organized responses to feminism.  ...  The image of historical forks in the road implies choices for men's responses to feminism, but not an unlimited range of 'free' choices.  ...  organizational processes, with bureaucratic hierarchies displacing earlier feminist commitments to democratic decisionmaking processes.  ... 
doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i2.301 fatcat:pvbpzwvctrcffikfshgntuoyee

When you come to a fork in the road – take it!

Steve Murawski, Howard Browman
2021 ICES Journal of Marine Science  
We are all confronted with hard professional choices during our careers.  ...  Which fork in the road to take is ultimately determined by balancing our current situations (their positive and negative attributes) with an uncertain possibility to achieve more rewarding career and personal  ...  Deepwater Horizon Sometimes in life, we choose our path and sometimes the path chooses us.  ... 
doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsab138 fatcat:pk6owdtbezh6tkdzt56b54yccy

Social Democratic and Critical Theories of the Intellectual Commons: A Critical Analysis

Antonios Broumas
2017 tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique  
Social democratic and critical theories of the intellectual commons are re-conceptualizations of the social intellect as the productive force of our intellectual commonwealth.  ...  social issue.  ...  Nevertheless, social democratic theories fork in regards to the interrelation between the intellectual commons and capital.  ... 
doi:10.31269/triplec.v15i1.783 fatcat:s2zcifaii5gkfjmxj2eadqwwli

A "Democratization" of Markets? Online Consumer Reviews in the Restaurant Industry

Kevin Mellet, Thomas Beauvisage, Jean-Samuel Beuscart, Marie Trespeuch
2014 Valuation Studies  
However, this twofold democratic ambition conflicts with the need to produce fair and helpful recommendations, leading review websites to seek compromises between these two dimensions. !  ...  Based on interviews with website administrators and data from the main French platforms, we show that review websites contribute to the democratization of restaurant criticism, which first started in the  ...  by side with kebab houses.  ... 
doi:10.3384/vs.2001-5992.14215 fatcat:oaxlwme3fbfa3f63h4froov4hi

Democratic Humanism in German Painting, 1945-1949: Cultural Division and Public Reception

Francis Graham-Dixon
2008 New Readings  
, and those viewing 1945 as a decisive break with history, a chance for a new beginning.  ...  The second theme deals with art's wider critical reception in the public sphere and helps to put the debates in context.  ...  It was as if each side of the ideological divide dreamed of fashioning a template for a new Germanic art.  ... 
doi:10.18573/newreadings.64 fatcat:lopbopu72bbdjbippao7yxerde

The Democratic Idiom: Languages of Democracy in the Chartist Movement

Peter J. Gurney
2014 The Journal of modern history  
Careful to stress that he did "not insist at all on the plea of natural right," Bright skirted round democratic discourse, claiming to represent "a popular, and, if you choose, a democratic, element...  ...  class. 105 Harney called Bright a "choice specimen of the bourgeoisie" and attacked the Commons as "essentially a middle-class house" and therefore an obstacle to democratic progress.  ... 
doi:10.1086/676730 fatcat:tqnkldmgozexhfnzgyzavjy26y

The methodology and dataset of the coscience eeg-personality project – a large-scale, multi-laboratory project grounded in cooperative forking paths analysis

Katharina Paul, Cassie Ann Short, André Beauducel, Hannes Per Carsten, Kai Härpfer, Jürgen Hennig, Johannes Hewig, Andrea Hildebrandt, Corinna Kührt, Erik Malte Mueller, Aisha Munk, Roman Osinsky (+7 others)
2022 Personality Science  
Furthermore, we assume that researchers will generally benefit from this detailed example of the implementation of cooperative forking paths analysis.  ...  quantification and statistical choices ("forking paths").  ...  Flanker Task As in Forster et al. (2011) , participants responded with their right hand to a central letter (target) while ignoring the letters on either side of the target (flankers).  ... 
doi:10.5964/ps.7177 fatcat:37gbetw6ubgojjfkaiuhj2ln4y

The Democratized Market Economy in Latin America (and Elsewhere): An Exercise in Institutional Thinking within Law and Political Economy

Tamara Lothian
1995 Social Science Research Network  
Some things have to be withdrawn from the area of free choice to make free choice real.  ...  Characteristically, these problems have to do with the institutionalized organization of social life and with the social understandings that this organization enacts.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1721159 fatcat:jhgj52xigngnrby2ugds3m2sge

Enchanted Tuning Forks: Informal Institutions and Yamaha's Mysterious Diversion

Yusaku Takeda
2014 unpublished
The GHQ sought to destroy the war ideology and replace it with the new democratic ideals of individualism in order to construct a peaceful democratic state.  ...  Facing this dilemma, Asher estimates which choice is most likely to generate the largest utility or the least disutility, and chooses the better option overall.  ... 

Democratic Inclusive Educators

Amy Baird Miner
Nested within the context of democratic education, inclusion as advocated by Iris Marion Young provided the framework for this study.  ...  This study explored the perceptions and experiences of three elementary teachers that incorporated aspects of democratic inclusion into their teaching practice.  ...  I look for little opportunities to give choice and it starts off small. "You can choose what color you want."  ... 
doi:10.26076/328b-3740 fatcat:j7z7jd6tsfcr7kvzanfnwu5yjq

Designing for Participation and Change in Digital Institutions [article]

Peter Krafft, Brian Keegan, Seth Frey
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Whether we recognize it or not, the Internet is rife with exciting and original institutional forms that are transforming social organization on and offline.  ...  Here, we offer one useful framework with an aim to stimulate dialogue between computer scientists and political scientists.  ...  Constitutional layers of digital institutions are necessary to facilitate democratic processes of social change.  ... 
arXiv:1902.08728v2 fatcat:dvgccdeoojaqncloo7bhxzlwc4
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