Another Perspective on Borda's Paradox
GATE - Lyon Saint-Etienne WP 1632, November, 2016
22 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 23, 2016
This paper presents the conditions required for a profile in order to never exhibit either the strong or the strict Borda paradoxes under all weighted scoring rules in three-candidate elections. The main particularity of our paper is that all the conclusions are extracted from the differences of votes between candidates in pairwise majority elections. This way allows us to answer new questions and provide an organized knowledge of the conditions under which a given profile never shows one of the two paradoxes.
Keywords: Voting, Geometry, Borda’s Paradox, Condorcet Pairwise Procedure, Borda, Plurality, Negative Plurality, Weighted Scoring Rules
JEL Classification: D71, D72
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