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Theory of social choice on networks : preference, aggregation, and coordination

Author: Wynn C Stirling
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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This highly original book challenges social choice theory by arguing for the importance of dynamic preferences and context in understanding important social phenomena.
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Stirling, Wynn C.
Theory of social choice on networks.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016012075
(OCoLC)947269782
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wynn C Stirling
ISBN: 9781316754016 1316754014 9781316716656 1316716651 9781316748220 1316748227
OCLC Number: 958357597
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 202 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter Synopses; 1 Preference; 1.1 Categorical Preferences; 1.2 Reactive vis-à-vis Responsive Models; 1.3 Influence Networks; 1.3.1 Conditional Preferences; 1.3.2 Social Models; 1.4 Related Research; 1.5 Summary; 2 Aggregation; 2.1 Classical Aggregation; 2.2 Coordinated Aggregation; 2.3 Social Coherence; 2.3.1 Democratic Social Choice; 2.3.2 An Order Isomorphism; 2.3.3 Operational Democracy. 2.4 Epistemology vis-à-vis Praxeology2.5 Coherent Aggregation; 2.5.1 Bayesian Networks; 2.5.2 The Aggregation Theorem; 2.6 Solution Concepts; 2.7 Reframing; 2.8 Summary; 3 Deliberation; 3.1 Dynamic Influence Models; 3.2 Closed-Loop Collaboration; 3.3 Non-Simple Cycles; 3.3.1 Graphs with Sub-Cycles; 3.3.2 Embedded Cycles; Root Cycles; Non-Root Cycles; 3.4 Summary; 4 Coordination; 4.1 Coordination Concepts; 4.2 A Mathematical Characterization of Coordination; 4.2.1 Entropy; 4.2.2 Mutual Information; 4.3 Coordinatability for Networks; 4.4 Summary; 5 Randomization. 5.1 Social Choice with Stochastic Agents5.2 Social Choice with Randomized Preferences; 5.2.1 Expected Utility; 5.2.2 Expected Utility on Networks; 5.3 Summary; 6 Satisficing; 6.1 Solution Concepts; 6.2 A Change in Perspective; 6.2.1 Error Avoidance; 6.2.2 Failure Avoidance; 6.3 The Neo-Satisficing Model; 6.3.1 Single-Agent Satisficing; 6.3.2 Multiple Selves; 6.3.3 Satisficing Social Choice; 6.4 Satisficing Coordinatability; 6.5 Summary; Appendix A Dutch Book Theorem; Appendix B Bayesian Networks; Serial Connections; Diverging Connections; Converging Connections; d-Separation. Appendix C Probability ConceptsProbability Space; Random Variables; Transition Probabilities; Appendix D Markov Convergence Theorem; Positive Matrices; Markov Chains; Appendix E Entropy and Mutual Information; Entropy; Mutual Information; Dispersion; Bibliography; List of Authors; Index.
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