Approval quorums dominate participation quorums


We study direct democracy with population uncertainty. Voters’ participation is often among the desiderata by the election designer. A participation quorum is a threshold on the fraction of participating voters below which the status quo is kept. We show that participation quorums produce incentive for partisans of the status quo to abstain, with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00355-014-0804-0

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