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A new approach to rights in social choice theory which incorporates utilitarianism

Barrett, Richard, Petron-Brunel, Anne and Salles, Maurice (2004) A new approach to rights in social choice theory which incorporates utilitarianism. Social Choice and Welfare, 22 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 0176-1714

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s00355-003-0274-2


The paper axiomatises a generalised utilitarian aggregation rule, under which different weights are assigned to utilities depending on the different rights involved. The relationship between actions, rights and the evaluation of utilities is investigated. Application is made to a famous example, Edwin-Angelina-the Judge, which appears in the social choice literature.

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Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge that work on this paper was partly supported by the Leverhulme Trust (Grant F/07-004m). Published 2004 © Springer.
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 03:10

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