Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory

Domain Conditions in Social Choice Theory

by Wulf Gaertner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028744

ISBN-13: 9780521028745

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current research in an important area of social choice theory, Wulf Gaertner's monograph provides an essential reference for economists and political scientists. In the interests of accessibilty and readability, extensive formal proofs to theorems are not included in the text but are carefully referenced,…  See more details below

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Offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current research in an important area of social choice theory, Wulf Gaertner's monograph provides an essential reference for economists and political scientists. In the interests of accessibilty and readability, extensive formal proofs to theorems are not included in the text but are carefully referenced, allowing interested readers to pursue them independently. Though written in a formal style, the mathematical level of the book is designed to be appropriate for graduate students with a basic training in mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028745
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Notation, definitions, and two fundamental theorems11
3The existence of collective choice rules under exclusion conditions for finite sets of discrete alternatives17
4Arrovian social welfare functions, nonmanipulable voting procedures and stable group decision functions46
5Restrictions on the distribution of individuals' preferences76
6The existence of social choice rules in n-dimensional continuous space99
7Concluding remarks125
References131
Author index146
Subject index149

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