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Single-peakedness and strategy-proofness of generalized median voter schemes

Dolors Berga

Social Choice and Welfare, 2002, vol. 19, issue 1, 175-192

Abstract: We identify, in a continuous multidimensional framework, a maximal domain of preferences compatible with strategy-proofness for a given generalized median voter scheme. It turns out that these domains are a variation of single-peakedness. A similar but stronger result for the discrete case and single-peakedness has been already obtained by Barberà et al. (1999). However, both results are independent and their proofs involve different arguments.

Date: 2002-01-21
Note: Received: 27 July 1998/Accepted: 11 September 2000
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