© 1988

Social Choice Theory

An Introduction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Jerry S. Kelly
    Pages 1-3
  3. Jerry S. Kelly
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  4. Jerry S. Kelly
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  5. Jerry S. Kelly
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  15. Jerry S. Kelly
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 151-165

About this book


This is a textbook introducing selected topics in formal social choice theory. Social choice theory studies group choices that are based on information about preferences of members of the group (voting rules being one important special case). This involves economics, which provides the method of modelling individual decision making; political philosophy, which provides criteria about the allocation of decision-influencing power; and game theory, which provides a framework for thinking about the strategies individuals employ in trying to influence the group choice. The goal of this book is to take basic ideas like impossibility theorems, rights exercising and strategy proofness and give the student just enough technical background to be able to understand these ideas in a logically rigorous way. This is done through a set of 250 exercises that constitute the heart of the book and which differentiate this book from all other texts in social choice theory.


decision making economics game theory information modeling social choice strategy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Choice Theory
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction
  • Authors Jerry S. Kelly
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17634-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-09927-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-09925-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 165
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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