Econometrica: Jul 1966, Volume 34, Issue 3

Formal Structure of Majority Decision

https://doi.org/0012-9682(196607)34:3<709:FSOMD>2.0.CO;2-S
p. 709-718

Yasusuke Murakami

In 1952 K. O. May presented a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for simple majority decision or, in other words, for direct democracy. The present article tries to investigate, by introducing some theorems on three-valued logic, logical conditions for a more general class of majority decision including representative system in its widest sense.

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