Social Choice and Democratic Values by Eerik LagerspetzSocial Choice and Democratic Values by Eerik Lagerspetz

Social Choice and Democratic Values

byEerik Lagerspetz

Hardcover | December 4, 2015

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This book offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the most important political and philosophical interpretations of the basic results of social choice, assessing their plausibility and seeking to identify the links between the theory of social choice and the more traditional issues of political theory and philosophy. In this regard, the author eschews a strong methodological commitment or technical formalism; the approach is instead based on the presentation of political facts and illustrated via numerous real-life examples. This allows the reader to get acquainted with the philosophical and political dispute surrounding voting and collective decision-making and its links to social choice theory.

Title:Social Choice and Democratic ValuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:437 pagesPublished:December 4, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319232606

ISBN - 13:9783319232607

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Majority Decision.- On Voting.- Arrow's Theorem.- Interpretations.- Pluralism and Majority Decision.- Social Choice in the Real World.- Some Conclusions.