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A note on measuring preference structuration

List, Christian (2000) A note on measuring preference structuration. Nuffield College working papers in economics, 2000-W8. Nuffield College, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

The concept of preference structuration not only provides possible escape-routes from social-choice-theoretic impossibility problems, but also points towards ways of formalizing notions of 'pluralism', 'consensus' and 'issue-dimensionality'. The present note introduces two methods of (operationally) measuring preference structuration, giving attention to both their conceptual characteristics and their computational feasibility. The method to be advocated, called the 'fractionalization' approach, combines well-known social-choice-theoretic criteria of preference structuration (such as single-peakedness or value-restriction) with the frequently used Rae-Taylor (1970) and Laakso-Taagepera (1979) approaches towards measuring the level of fractionalization, and the effective number of components, in a system.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk/economics/Papers/2000/w8/...
Additional Information: © 1999 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 2000-W8
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 16:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31657/

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