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On the Democratic Weights of Nations

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Kurz, Sascha ; Maaser, Nicola ; Napel, Stefan:
On the Democratic Weights of Nations.
In: Journal of Political Economy. Vol. 125 (2017) Issue 5 . - pp. 1599-1634.
ISSN 1537-534X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/693039

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Which voting weights ought to be allocated to single delegates of differently sized groups from a democratic fairness perspective? We operationalize the ‘one person, one vote’ principle by demanding every individual’s influence on collective decisions to be equal a priori. The analysis differs from previous ones by considering intervals of alternatives. New reasons lead to an old conclusion: weights should be proportional to the square root of constituency sizes if voter preferences are independent and identically distributed. This is knife-edged, however, in that preference polarization along constituency lines quickly calls for a Shapley value-based variation of simple proportionality.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: institutional design; two-tier voting; collective choice; Shapley value; pivot probability; equal representation; random order values
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics in Economy
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV > Chair Economics IV - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 02:49
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/39816

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