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A note on measuring voters’ responsibility

Felsenthal, Dan S. and Machover, Moshé (2009) A note on measuring voters’ responsibility. Homo Oeconomicus, 26 (2). pp. 259-271. ISSN 0943-0180

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Abstract

We consider a singular event of the following form: in a simple voting game, a particular division of the voters resulted in a positive outcome. We propose a plausible measure that quantifies the causal contribution of any given voter to the outcome. This measure is based on a conceptual analysis due to Braham [1], but differs from his solution to the problem of measuring causality of singular events.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.homooeconomicus.org/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining 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
Funders: Supported by Voting Power in Practice Grant F/07 004/AJ from the Leverhulme Trust
Projects: Voting Power in Practice
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2008 13:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4296/

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