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The Dodgson ranking and the Borda count: a binary comparison

Authors
Journal
Mathematical Social Sciences
0165-4896
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2003.11.003
Keywords
  • Voting Paradox
  • Voting Rules
  • Borda Rule
  • Dodgson Rule
  • Distance Functions

Abstract

Abstract This paper provides a binary comparison of two preference aggregation rules, the Borda rule and Dodgson's rule. Both of these rules guarantee a transitive ranking of the alternatives for every list of individual preferences and therefore avoid the problem of voting cycles. It will be shown that for certain lists of individual preferences the rankings derived from the Borda rule and Dodgson's rule are antagonistic.

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