Fuzziness, Democracy, Control and Collective Decision-choice System: A Theory on Political Economy of Rent-Seeking and Profit-Harvesting

  • Kofi Kissi┬áDompere

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 5)

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This volume presents an analysis of the problems and solutions of the market mockery of the democratic collective decision-choice system with imperfect information structure composed of defective and deceptive structures using methods of fuzzy rationality.

The book is devoted to the political economy of rent-seeking, rent-protection and rent-harvesting to enhance profits under democratic collective decision-choice systems. The toolbox used in the monograph consists of methods of fuzzy decision, approximate reasoning, negotiation games and fuzzy mathematics. The monograph further discusses the rent-seeking phenomenon in the Schumpeterian and Marxian political economies where the rent-seeking activities transform the qualitative character of the general capitalism into oligarchic socialism and making the democratic collective decision-choice system as an ideology rather than social calculus for resolving conflicts in preferences in the collective decision-choice space without violence.




Approximate Reasoning Collective Decision-choice System Control Democracy Fuzzy Mathematics Fuzzy Rationality Fuzziness Negotiation Games

Authors and affiliations

  • Kofi Kissi┬áDompere
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsHoward UniversityWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05328-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05329-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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