Constitutional Decision Making

  • Keith L. Dougherty
  • Julian Edward
Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 20)


K-majority rules, such as majority rule, supermajority rules, and unanimity rule, have been used in legislative settings. The British House of Commons and the U.S. House of Representatives use simple majority rule for ordinary decisions; the U.S. Senate requires approval of 3/5ths of its members to pass “filibuster-proof” legislation; and the Council of the European Union requires unanimity rule for votes in some issue areas.


Majority Rule Ideal Point Pareto Optimality Pareto Improvement Unanimity Rule 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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