Simple Majorities with Voice but No Vote
José Carlos R. Alcantud ()
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José Carlos R. Alcantud: University of Salamanca
Group Decision and Negotiation, 2020, vol. 29, issue 5, No 1, 803-822
Abstract Oligarchic majority rules bring the voice but no vote principle into effect. We prove characterizations of the oligarchic majority rules for both fixed and unrestricted societies and a binary agenda. This is a general class of rules that includes the simple majority rule as well as dictatorships. Suitable sets of axioms identify a subsociety whose members have voice but no vote, and valid votes are aggregated by the majority rule.
Keywords: Majority rule; Voting; Oligarchy; Dictatorship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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