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Nice Decision Schemes

  • Salvador Barbera
Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 17)

Abstract

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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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1978

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  • Salvador Barbera

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