Accession Number : ADA111673

Title :   Conditions for Transitivity of Majority Rule with Algorithmic Interpretations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR MATHEMATICAL STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Raynaud,Herve

PDF Url : ADA111673

Report Date : Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Using particular cases of the condition Ref (nu,i,j) (in Koelher 1978), one can derive nine conditions for transitivity of the method of majority decision which all possess a generating algorithm with possible sociological or economical interpretations. Some celebrated conditions appear to be particular cases of this structure. Some other, 'new conditions,' at least new under their algorithmic form, suggest explanation for some efficient committee votings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Elections, *Decision making, *Sociology, Transitions, Economics, Group dynamics, Panel(Committee), Methodology, Finite element analysis, Profiles, Sequences, Algebraic functions

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE