Special Majority Rules

  • Satish Kumar JainEmail author


The class of special majority rules consists of all p-majority rules, where p is greater than half and less than one. p-majority rule is defined by: An alternative x is socially at least as good as another alternative y iff the number of individuals preferring y over x is less than or equal to p multiplied by the number of individuals nonindifferent between x and y. This chapter is concerned with the derivation of conditions for transitivity and quasi-transitivity under the class of special majority rules.


  1. Jain, Satish K. 1983. Necessary and sufficient conditions for quasi-transitivity and transitivity of special majority rules. Keio Economic Studies 20: 55–63.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly ProfessorJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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