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A regra da maioria como agregação de preferências: problemas e soluções [Majority rule as aggregation of preferences: questions and answers]

Arnaldo Mauerberg Junior and Eduardo Strachman ()
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Arnaldo Mauerberg Junior: FGV

Nova Economia, 2014, vol. 24, issue 2, 297-316

Abstract: Anchored in the rationalist approach, but with the impossibility of consensus rule and seeking to show the characteristics of the majority rule and some of its problems, as the Condorcet paradox, and solutions to these problems, such as logrolling, this article intends to review and synthesize theory about it, based on the main contributions to the theme. The study is justified because, as a process of preference aggregation, majority rule is used for election purposes and internal political processes in a large number of nations.

Keywords: preference aggregation; majority rule; questions; answers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D7 D72 D79 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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