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William v. Gehrlein and Dominique Lepelley
''A note on Condorcet's other paradox''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.3 )
We report in this note some results on the theoretical likelihood of Condorcet's Other Paradox in three alternative elections. This paradox occurs when we have a voting situation such that no Wheighted Scoring Rule (WSR) will select the Pairwise Majority Rule Winner as the WSR winner. We conclude from our study that actual observances of Condorcet's Other Paradox should be very rare events.
Keywords: Social Choice, Voting paradoxes, Scoring rules, Majority rule, Probability
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 08 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Aug 18 2009

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