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A priori voting power : what is it all about?

Felsenthal, Dan S. and Machover, Moshé (2004) A priori voting power : what is it all about? Political Studies Review, 2 (1). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1478-9299

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Abstract

In this account, we explain the meaning of a priori voting power and outline how it is measured. We distinguish two intuitive notions as to what voting power means, leading to two approaches to measuring it. We discuss some philosophical and pragmatic objections, according to which a priori (as distinct from actual) voting power is worthless or inapplicable.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/PSR
Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge that work on this paper was partly supported by the Leverhulme Trust (Grant F/07-004m). This is an electronic version of an Article published in Political studies review 2(1) pp. 1-23 © 2004 Blackwell Publishing.
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2005
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/423/

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