Problems of Majority Voting

  title={Problems of Majority Voting},
  author={Gordon Tullock},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={571 - 579}
  • G. Tullock
  • Published 1 December 1959
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
GORDON TULLOCK University of South Carolina E CONOMISTS have devoted a great deal of thought to problems of governmental policy and, in particular, to the question of proper allocation of resources between the public and private sectors.' On the other hand, little attention has been given to the actual process of decision-making or to the type of policy likely to come out of the 2 process. It is the purpose of this article to discuss one particular method of making governmental decisions… 
Gordon Tullock on Majority Voting: the Making of a Conviction
This paper participates in the formation of the history of public choice theory. In particular, it will focus on the role of Gordon Tullock and the analysis of the simple majority decision-making
Majority rule and allocation
Majority rule is, generally speaking, not an optimal decision-making process. Important among its advantages is the element of participation. Everyone who wishes votes and in close situations the
Simple Majority Voting, Game Theory, and Resource Use
I propose in this paper to examine majority voting with the tools of elementary game theory. This, in itself, represents nothing new. The “majority game” has been analysed by numerous game theorists.
Avoiding Majority Dissatisfaction on a Series of Majority Decisions
Applying majority voting on a set of proposals may result in a series of decisions for which there exists a majority of voters who disagree with the collective decision in a majority of cases. This
Fiscal Behavior of the Modern Democratic State: Public Choice Perspectives and Contributions
My concerns center on political processes and, more particularly, American governmental decisions pertaining to the raising and spending of public monies. Fiscal choices are at the heart of politics.
The Political Economy of Gordon Tullock
It is fair to say that few public choice scholars have contributed to so many areas of public choice research as frequently or with as much insight as Gordon Tullock. Professor Tullock's work
Here is a full statement of the theory of political parties as long coalitions, ones organized and elected to stick together on all or most legislative votes. The incentive to form, join, and elect
A Budget Size in a Democracy: A Review of the Arguments
There is no lack of opinion whether the public sector in the United States is too large or too small and there may even be a few who would argue that the present public-private mix is the correct
An Alternative Model of Distributive Majoritarian Politics
The rational-choice logic of majority rule embodies discriminatory distribution of burdens and benefits as between members of majority and minority coalitions. Empirical observation, however,
Preferences for Private Goods: A Public Choice Critique of the Political Process
A public choice critique of the process of decision making within political mechanisms identifies conditions which foster government failure. Leviathan tendencies are released when public sector