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Daunou’s Voting Rule and the Lexicographic Assignment of Priorities

Salvador Barberà (), Walter Bossert and Kotaro Suzumura

No 1107, Working Papers from Barcelona School of Economics

Abstract: Pierre Daunou, a contemporary of Borda and Condorcet during the era of the French Revolution and active debates on alternative voting rules, proposed a rule that chooses the strong Condorcet winner if there is one, otherwise eliminates Condorcet losers and uses plurality voting on the remaining candidates. We characterize his rule which combines potentially conflicting desiderata of majoritarianism by ordering them lexicographically. This contribution serves not just to remind ourselves that a 19th-century vintage may still retain excellent aroma and taste, but also to promote a promising general approach to reconcile potentially conflicting desiderata by accommodating them lexicographically.

Keywords: voting rules; Daunou's method; Condorcet criterion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D71 D72 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-des, nep-his, nep-hpe, nep-mic and nep-pol
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