Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

Related Content

Related Overviews

Marquis de Condorcet (1743—1794)

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Social sciences
  • Politics

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

Condorcet winner


Quick Reference

The option, or candidate, in a multicandidate election, which wins a simple majority against each of the others when every pair of candidates is compared. Voting rules inspired by Condorcet seek to find the Condorcet winner if one exists. If there is a cycle among the leading candidates, then there is no Condorcet winner, and some tie‐breaking procedure is needed. Various candidates for such a procedure have been suggested, but there is (and probably can be) no agreement on which is the best.

Subjects: Social sciencesPolitics


Reference entries