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Eric Kamwa
''The increasing committee size paradox with small number of candidates''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.2 )
The Increasing Committee Size Paradox is a voting inconsistency that occurs under voting systems where voters cast exactly k votes when there are k seats to fill. This paradox occurs when, given an elected committee of size k, one of its member could not be elected if we were to elect a committee of size k + 1; even worse, the two committees may be disjoint. For three-candidate elections, we compute the likelihood of this paradox under the Impartial Anonymous Culture.
Keywords: Committee, Voting Paradox, Impartial Anonymous Culture, Probability
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 30 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 05 2013

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