Voting Paradox


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A social dilemma characterised by 'public goods' and 'free-riders' and the fact that it is in the rational best interest for an individual sharing a public common good to free-ride
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In his new book, Mueller reviews many solutions that have been proposed to the voting paradox.
3) He uses Arrow's voting paradox in both its normative sense (as Arrow originally proposed it) and its positive sense, as it has been employed by social scientists ever since.
18) David Post and Steven Salop have argued that such courts should adopt a system of "issue voting" as opposed to "outcome voting" to overcome the voting paradox.
20) His delineation of the voting paradox in the current book is outstanding and will be a great resource for anyone seeking to understand Condorcet's and Arrow's ideas (pp.
Stearns's arguments about the rightness of rules that resolve the voting paradox are normative, of course.