We consider a decision board with representatives who vote on proposals on behalf of their constituencies. We look for decision rules that realize utilitarian and egalitarian ideals. We set up a simple model and obtain roughly the following results. If the interests of people from the same constituency are uncorrelated, then a weighted rule with square root weights does best in terms of both ideals. If there are perfect correlations, then the utilitarian ideal requires proportional weights, whereas the egalitarian ideal requires equal weights. We investigate correlations that are in between these extremes and provide analytic arguments to connect our results to Barberà and Jackson :317–339, 2006) and to Banzhaf voting power
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Order Relations Among Efficient Decision Rules.Jacob Paroush - 1997 - Theory and Decision 43 (3):209-218.
Decision Rules Used by Male and Female Business Students in Making Ethical Value Judgments: Another Look. [REVIEW]Sharon Galbraith & Harriet Buckman Stephenson - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (3):227 - 233.
Welfarism and the Assessments of Social Decision Rules.Stephan Hartmann & C. Beisbart - 2006 - In Ulle Endriss (ed.), Computational Social Choice 2006.
Welfarism and the Assessment of Social Decision Rules.Claus Beisbart & Stephan Hartmann - 2006 - In Jerome Lang & Ulle Endriss (eds.), Computational Social Choice 2006. University of Amsterdam.
A Utilitarian Assessment of Alternative Decision Rules in the Council of Ministers.Claus Beisbart, Luc Bovens & Stephan Hartmann - 2005 - European Union Politics 6 (4):395-419.
Welfarist Evaluations of Decision Rules Under Interstate Utility Dependencies.Claus Beisbart & Stephan Hartmann - 2010 - Social Choice and Welfare 34 (2):315-344.
Added to index2010-07-25
Total downloads12 ( #373,064 of 2,158,427 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #354,697 of 2,158,427 )
How can I increase my downloads?