Empirical social choice: an introduction

@article{KurrildKlitgaard2014EmpiricalSC,
  title={Empirical social choice: an introduction},
  author={Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard},
  journal={Public Choice},
  year={2014},
  volume={158},
  pages={297-310}
}
The year 2012 was the 30th anniversary of William H. Riker’s modern classic Liberalism against populism (1982) and is marked by the present special issue. In this introduction, we seek to identify some core elements and evaluate the current status of the Rikerian research program and its empirical applications. Special attention is given to three phenomena and their possible empirical manifestations: The instability of social choice in the form of (1) the possibility of majority cycles, (2) the… 

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