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collective choice

collective choice  

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The process of aggregating individual preferences into social preferences in order to make a social (or collective) choice from a set of alternatives. The most frequently encountered collective ...
Marquis de Condorcet

Marquis de Condorcet  

(1743–94)French mathematician and social theorist. Condorcet was educated by Jesuits, and became the permanent Secretary of the Académie des Sciences, for which he was qualified by his mathematical ...
minimax

minimax  

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A basic algorithm in artificial intelligence, in particular when constructing programs to play games such as chess. A tree of possible moves, alternating with possible opponent' moves, is constructed ...
paradox of voting

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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117 words

A circular voting outcome that precludes a majority winner. In the simplest example with three candidates, A is preferred to

paradox of voting

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (3 ed.)

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2009
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Social sciences, Politics
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216 words

1 The majority‐rule *cycle whereby, given at least three voters and at least three options, there may be a

social-choice theory

social-choice theory  

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The theory of ways to conjure a social welfare function, or rational choice for a collective as a whole out of the preferences or ‘utilities’ of its individual members. The theory is bedevilled by ...
voting

voting  

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N.1 (in a registered company) The process of casting a vote on a motion proposed at a company meeting. Initially the vote is taken upon a show of hands, i.e. each company member present in person has ...

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