Endogenous Constitutions

We present a theory of the choice of alternative democratic constitutions, a majoritarian or a consensual one, in an unequal society. We show that a consensual system turns out to be preferred by society when "ex ante" income inequality is relatively low, while a majoritarian system is cho...

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Volume: 120
Main Author: Vindigni, Andrea
Ticchi, Davide
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Royal Economic Society 2010
published in: Economic Journal Vol. 120; no. 543; pp. 1 - 39
Data of publication: 2010
Series: Economic Journal
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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