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Ethical Voting in Heterogenous Groups

Alberto Grillo ()
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Alberto Grillo: Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, AMSE, Marseille, France, https://www.amse-aixmarseille.fr/en/membres/grillo

No 2034, AMSE Working Papers from Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France

Abstract: Voting in large elections appears to be both ethically motivated and influenced by strategic considerations. One way to capture this interplay postulates a rule-utilitarian calculus, which abstracts away from heterogeneity in the intensity of support (Feddersen and Sandroni 2006, Coate and Conlin 2004). I argue that this approach is unsatisfactory when such heterogeneity is considered, since it implies that idiosyncratic preferences are irrelevant for participation, in contrast to the empirical evidence. A model of Kantian optimizationà la Roemer (2019), based on the maximization of individual utility under a universalization principle, predicts instead differential participation and links ethical motivation to the spatial theory of voting.

Keywords: voting; turnout; ethical voter; rule-utilitarian; kantian optimization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2020-10, Revised 2021-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-mic, nep-pol and nep-upt
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