Social Choice and Democratic Values

  • Eerik Lagerspetz

Part of the Studies in Choice and Welfare book series (WELFARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the most important political and philosophical interpretations of the basic results of social choice, assessing their plausibility and seeking to identify the links between the theory of social choice and the more traditional issues of political theory and philosophy. In this regard, the author eschews a strong methodological commitment or technical formalism; the approach is instead based on the presentation of political facts and illustrated via numerous real-life examples. This allows the reader to get acquainted with the philosophical and political dispute surrounding voting and collective decision-making and its links to social choice theory.


Collective decision-making Democracy Political philosophy Social choice Voting

Authors and affiliations

  • Eerik Lagerspetz
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  1. 1.Dept of Behavioural Sc. and PhilosophyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23260-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23261-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-0311
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8530
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