Monotonicity Failures Afflicting Procedures for Electing a Single Candidate

  • Dan S. Felsenthal
  • Hannu Nurmi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dan S. Felsenthal, Hannu Nurmi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dan S. Felsenthal, Hannu Nurmi
    Pages 11-22
  4. Dan S. Felsenthal, Hannu Nurmi
    Pages 85-88

About this book


This book provides an evaluation of 18 voting procedures in terms of the most important monotonicity-related criteria in fixed and variable electorates. All voting procedures studied aim at electing one out of several candidates given the voters' preferences over the candidates. In addition to (strict) monotonicity failures, the vulnerability of the procedures to variation of the no-show paradoxes is discussed. All vulnerabilities are exemplified and explained. The occurrence of the no-show paradoxes is related to the presence or absence of a Condorcet winner. The primary readership of this book are scholars and students in the area of social choice.


Voting Elections Voting rules Voting paradoxes Monotonicity Monotonicity failures Condorcet extensions No-show paradoxes P-TOP paradox P-BOT paradox

Authors and affiliations

  • Dan S. Felsenthal
    • 1
  • Hannu Nurmi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Political SciencesUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Turku DepartmentTurkuFinland

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