Feasible elimination procedures
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We have seen in Chapter 8 that a possible way to avoid the consequences of the Gibbard-Satterthwaite Theorem is to construct exactly and strongly consistent social choice functions. We recall that such functions ensure that the sincere outcome is an outcome of a strong Nash equilibrium for each profile of preferences of the voters. In this chapter and the next ones we investigate which effectivity functions (constitutions) admit exactly and strongly consistent social choice functions (voting procedures). This is a relevant question since voting is a basic characteristic of democratic societies. On a smaller scale, a society (cf. Definition 2.2.1) may be some committee and also then the existence of robust voting procedures is an important issue.
KeywordsSocial Choice Democratic Society Social Choice Function Vote Procedure Strong Equilibrium
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