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Foundations of social choice theory

Author: Jon Elster; Aanund Hylland; Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989, ©1986.
Series: Studies in rationality and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1986, this volume of essays offers an examination of the philosophical foundations of social choice theory.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster; Aanund Hylland; Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)
ISBN: 0521257352 9780521257350 0521389135 9780521389136
OCLC Number: 21101621
Notes: "Published in collaboration with Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris."
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface; Notes on contributors; Introduction Jon Elster and Aanund Hylland; 1. Lady Chatterley's Lover and Doctor Fischer's Bomb Party: liberalism, Pareto optimality and the problem of objectionable preferences Brian Barry; 2. The purpose and significance of social choice theory: some general remarks and an application to the 'Lady Chatterley problem' Aanund Hylland; 3. Laundering preferences Robert E. Goodin; 4. The market and the forum: three varieties of political theory Jon Elster; 5. An historical materialist alternative to welfarism John E. Roemer; 6. Interpersonal comparisons: preference, good and the intrinsic reward of a life Allan Gibbard; 7. Judging interpersonal interests Donald Davidson; 8. Foundations of social choice theory: an epilogue Amartya Sen; Index.
Series Title: Studies in rationality and social change.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Elster and Aanund Hylland.

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