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Dividing the rulers : how majority cycling saves democracy

Author: Yuhui Li
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2019] ©2019
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"The election of populist politicians in recent years seems to challenge the commitment to democracy, if not its ideal. This book argues that majority rule is not the problem; rather, the institutions that stabilize majorities are responsible for the suppression of minority interests. Despite the popular notion that social choice instability (or "cycling") makes it impossible for majorities to make sound  Read more...
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Li, Yuhui, 1976-
Dividing the rulers.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019008978
(OCoLC)1099532774
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuhui Li
ISBN: 9780472125920 0472125923
OCLC Number: 1088893074
Description: 1 online resource (x, 153 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Distributive problems under majority rule and the scholarly solutions --
3. The inverse relationship between majority unity and minority protection --
4. An experimental approach to simulating the defection cost effect --
5. Exploring the defection cost argument with observational data --
6. Is there such a thing as a majority group? A theory of majority splitting under proportional systems --
7. Verifying the electoral system effect on splitting majorities --
8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Yuhui Li.

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