Quotation Özkes, Ali, Sanver, Remzi. 2017. Absolute qualified majoritarianism: How does the threshold matter? Economics Letters. 153 20-22.




We study absolute qualified majority rules in a setting with more than two alternatives. We show that given two qualified majority rules, if transitivity is desired for the societal outcome and if the thresholds of one of these rules are at least as high as the other’s for any pair of alternatives, then at each preference profile the rule with higher thresholds results in a coarser social ranking. Hence all absolute qualified majority rules can be expressed as specific coarsenings of the simple majority rule.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Absolute qualified majoritarianism: How does the threshold matter?
Volume 153
Year 2017
Page from 20
Page to 22
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176517300368
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.01.027
Open Access N


Özkes, Ali (Former researcher)
Sanver, Remzi (CNRS, France)
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