Contributions of social choice theory for the analysis of democracy

The objective of this paper is to present the main results of the social choice theory and to briefly comment on them. The most famous result of this theory is still Condorcet's paradox. It shows that, even if the individual preferences on a set of alternatives are transitive, the social prefer...

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Main Author: Mathieu, MARTIN
Merlin, Vincent R
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: L'Harmattan 2004
published in: Cahiers d'économie politique (Amiens) no. 47; pp. 53 - 68
Data of publication: 2004
ISSN: 0154-8344
EISSN: 1969-6779
Discipline: Economics
Series: Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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