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Public Choice

, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 167-184

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Borda Count Versus Approval Voting: A Fuzzy Approach

  • José Luis García-LaprestaAffiliated withDepartamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid
  • , Miguel Martínez-PaneroAffiliated withDepartamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid

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Abstract

In this paper we consider a fuzzy variantof the Borda count taking into accountagents' intensities of preference. Thisfuzzy Borda count is obtained by means ofscore gradation and normalization processesfrom its original pattern. The advantagesof the Borda count hold, and are evenimproved, providing an appropriate schemein collective decision making. In addition,both classic and fuzzy Borda counts arerelated to approval voting, establishing aunified framework from distinct points ofview.