Social Choice: Theory and Research / Edition 1

Social Choice: Theory and Research / Edition 1

by Paul E. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761914064

ISBN-13: 9780761914068

Pub. Date: 06/25/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Groups - organizations, corporations and governments - have formal rules for the allocation of their resources and in democratic societies the decisions about allocation are generally made by simple majority voting. But does majority rule always improve social well-being? Could it sometimes lead to collective irrationality? In this thought-provoking book, Paul E

Overview

Groups - organizations, corporations and governments - have formal rules for the allocation of their resources and in democratic societies the decisions about allocation are generally made by simple majority voting. But does majority rule always improve social well-being? Could it sometimes lead to collective irrationality? In this thought-provoking book, Paul E Johnson considers the key questions and concepts in social choice theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761914068
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/25/1998
Series:
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series, #123
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

What Is Social Choice Theory?
Fundamental Terminology
Discrete Social Choice
Arrow's Theorem
Fundamental Terminology
Continuous Sets of Alternatives
The Unidimensional Spatial Model
The Multidimensional Spatial Model
Conclusion
Looking Backward and Forward

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