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Adrian Miroiu
 
''Responsiveness axioms and the majority rule''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.1 )
 
 
The responsiveness property is an essential ingredient of May's (1952) famous axiomatization of the (simple) majority rule. However, it comes in more variants: May's classic property, Additive Responsiveness and Independence of Indifferent Societies. In this note it is proved that although the three properties can be used to produce very similar axiomatizations of the majority rule, they are independent of each other and not equally strong.
 
 
Keywords: majority rule, axiomatization, responsiveness
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
 
Manuscript Received : Nov 05 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 14 2013

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