Social choice rules driven by propositional logic

Rosa Camps, Xavier Mora, Laia Saumell

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Several rules for social choice are examined from a unifying point of view that looks at them as procedures for revising a system of degrees of belief in accordance with certain specified logical constraints. Belief is here a social attribute, its degrees being measured by the fraction of people who share a given opinion. Different known rules and some new ones are obtained depending on which particular constraints are assumed. These constraints allow to model different notions of choiceness. In particular, we give a new method to deal with approval-disapproval-preferential voting. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-312
JournalAnnals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Approval voting
  • Approval-preferential voting
  • Choiceness
  • Comprehensive prominence
  • Condorcet principle
  • Condorcet-Smith principle
  • Degrees of belief
  • Goodness
  • Maximin rule
  • Minimax rule
  • Plurality rule
  • Preferences
  • Prominence
  • Refined comprehensive prominence
  • Social choice theory
  • Supremacy
  • Transitivity


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