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Between first and second order: A comparison of voting behaviour in European and local elections in Britain
In Britain, both local elections and European elections can be regarded as second-order. However, voters believe that even less is at stake in European elections than in local elections, and their
The Distribution of Public Expenditure across the UK Regions
The distribution of UK revenue to the regional and territorial governments, administrations and authorities that spend the money is based on a hotchpotch of badly designed formulae. This is widely
Between first and second order: a comparison of voting behaviour in european and local elections in britain
In Britain, both local elections and European elections can be regarded as second-order. However, voters believe that even less is at stake in European elections than in local elections, and their
What's Wrong with the British Constitution?
In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both
Deliberation, Single-Peakedness, and the Possibility of Meaningful Democracy: Evidence from Deliberative Polls
Majority cycling and related social choice paradoxes are often thought to threaten the meaningfulness of democracy. Deliberation can protect against majority cycles—not by inducing unanimity, which
Partial Justification of the Borda Count
The mode of choice sometimes known as ‘the method of marks’, was proposed by the French mathematician and physicist Jean-Charles de Borda in 1770. Suppose that in an election with the four candidates
The borda and condorcet principles: Three medieval applications
We report three medieval works, hitherto unknown to social choice, which discuss procedures for elections when there are more than two candidates. Two of the three propose Borda methods and the third
The theory of committees and elections . And Committeedecisions with complementary valuation
Foreword R.H. Coase. Introduction. Preface. Preface to 1958 Edition. Part 1: The Theory of Committees and Elections. 1. A Committee and Motions. 2. Independent Valuation. 3. Can a Motion be
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