The Scope for Social Choice

  • David J. Mayston
Part of the Macmillan Studies in Economics book series


After examining several of the main attempts to achieve a consistent criterion by which to formulate social preferences, it is appropriate now to examine the underlying problem again in the context of Arrow’s theorem. Specifically we shall structure our examination of several further contributions to the social choice literature around the relaxation of the conditions which Arrow imposed upon a Social Welfare Function. In addition we shall investigate the reasonableness of maintaining or rejecting each of these conditions.


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© David J. Mayston 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Mayston
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  1. 1.University of EssexUK

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