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Journal Articles Mathematics of Operations Research Year : 2004

Random Walks and Voting Theory

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Voters' preferences depend on available information. Following Case-Based Decision Theory, we assume that this information is processed additively. We prove that the collective preferences deduced from the individual ones through majority vote cannot be arbitrary, as soon as a winning quota is required. The proof is based on a new result on random walks.
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hal-00464928 , version 1 (18-03-2010)

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Nicolas Vieille. Random Walks and Voting Theory. Mathematics of Operations Research, 2004, Vol.29,n°1, pp.106-113. ⟨10.1287/moor.1030.0052⟩. ⟨hal-00464928⟩

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