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A primer in social choice theory

Author: Wulf Gaertner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: LSE perspectives in economic analysis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This introductory text explores the theory of social choice, or the analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wulf Gaertner
ISBN: 0199297517 9780199297511 0199297509 9780199297504
OCLC Number: 65165395
Description: xi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arrow's impossibility result --
Majority decision under restricted domains --
Individual rights --
Manipulability --
Escaping impossibilities : social choice rules --
Distributive justice : Rawlsian and utilitarian rules --
Cooperative bargaining --
Empirical social choice --
A few steps beyond.
Series Title: LSE perspectives in economic analysis.
Responsibility: Wulf Gaertner.
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