Quotation Özkes, Ali, Storcken, Ton, Can, Burak. 2015. Measuring polarization in preferences. Mathematical Social Sciences. 78 76-79.




In this paper, we study the measurement of polarization in collective decision making problems with ordinal preferences over alternatives. We argue that polarization can be measured as an aggregation of antagonisms over pairs of alternatives in the society. We propose a measure of this sort and show that it is the only measure satisfying some normatively appealing conditions.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Mathematical Social Sciences
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D
Language English
Title Measuring polarization in preferences
Volume 78
Year 2015
Page from 76
Page to 79
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165489615000840
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2015.09.006
Open Access N


Özkes, Ali (Former researcher)
Can, Burak (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Storcken, Ton (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
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