Collective decision-making : social choice and political economy

edited by Norman Schofield ; with the assistance of Annette Milford

This volume is intended to provide a broad perspective on collective decision-making, presenting economic and political aspects from both a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. The four chapters in the first section of the book give new results in Social Choice Theory, showing how the Arrow Impossibility Theorem applies in both economic and political decisions, and analyzing generalized Borda voting methods. The second section examines elections and committees, by setting up a formal approach to study the election of a legislature by presenting new experimental work on voting in committees, and by outlining a unified theory of political choice. The third section examines decision-making in multiparty politics (including detailed theoretical and empirical study of a number of democracies). The fourth section on political economy covers interest groups, electoral cycles and a formal discussion of the 'general will'. We need to understand all the properties of coalitions and coalition-formation in order to appreciate and interpret politics...This volume summarizes what we have learned. - from the Foreword by William Riker.

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  • Editor's Preface. Foreword
  • W.H. Riker. 1. Introduction: Research Programs in Preference and Belief Aggregation
  • N. Schofield. Part I: Social Choice. 2. An Introduction to Arrovian Social Welfare Functions on Economic and Political Domains
  • M. le Breton, J. Weymark. 3. Social Ranking of Allocations with and without Coalition Formation
  • D.E. Campbell. 4. Non Binary Social Choice: A Brief Introduction
  • Yongsheng Xu. 5. Election Relations and a Partial Ordering for Positional Voting
  • D.G. Saari. Part II: Elections and Committees. 6. Electing Legislatures
  • D. Austen- Smith. 7. Preference-Based Stability: Experiments on Cooperative Solutions to Majority Rule Games
  • C.L. Eavey. 8. The Heart of a Polity
  • N. Schofield. 9. Refinements of the Heart
  • D. Austen-Smith. Part III: Coalition Governments. 10. Bargaining in the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
  • J. Wada, N. Schofield. 11. An Analysis of the Euskarian Parliament
  • F. Carreras, G. Owen. 12. Extending a Dynamic Model of Protocoalition Formation
  • B. Grofman. 13. The Sequential Dynamics of Cabinet Formation, Stochastic Error, and a Test of Competing Models
  • B. Grofman, et al. 14. Subgame-Perfect Portfolio Allocations in Parliamentary Government Formation
  • M. Laver, K. Shepsle. 15. The Costs of Coalition: The Italian Anomaly
  • C. Mershon. Part IV: Political Economy. 16. Models of Interest Groups: Four Different Approaches
  • J. Potters, F. van Winden. 17. Partisan Electoral Cycles and Monetary Policy Games
  • R.B. Morton. 18. Hypothesis Testing and Collective Decision-Making
  • K.K. Ladha. 19. Political Discourse, Factions, and the General Will: Correlated Voting and Condorcet's Jury Theorem
  • K.K. Ladha, G. Miller. Name Index. Subject Index.

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書名 Collective decision-making : social choice and political economy
著作者等 Schofield, Norman
Milford, Annette
シリーズ名 Recent economic thought
出版元 Kluwer Academic Publishers
刊行年月 c1996
版表示 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 1996
ページ数 xvii, 422 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9789048158003
NCID BA28693891
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国