Public Choice

, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 167–184

Borda Count Versus Approval Voting: A Fuzzy Approach


  • José Luis García-Lapresta
    • Departamento de Economía AplicadaUniversidad de Valladolid
  • Miguel Martínez-Panero
    • Departamento de Economía AplicadaUniversidad de Valladolid

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015609200117

Cite this article as:
García-Lapresta, J.L. & Martínez-Panero, M. Public Choice (2002) 112: 167. doi:10.1023/A:1015609200117


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.

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