Nice Decision Schemes
This paper deals with a particular type of social decision-making procedures, which I call ‘decision schemes’. In general, a social decision-making procedure is a rule which to each specification of the preferences of the individuals in a society with regard to the alternatives open to this society assigns a criterion to choose among such alternatives. Different types of decision-making procedures may arise, depending on:
(1) the nature of individual preferences over alternatives; and
(2) the kind of choice criterion provided by the procedure.
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