Some measures of closeness to unanimity and their implications

Shmuel Nitzan

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This note demonstrates how certain collective decision methods ensure the selection of alternatives which are the closest to win unanimously. By using four different functions for measuring the distance between preference profiles, we obtain the equivalence between the closeness to unanimity procedure (CUP) and the Borda method, the plurality rule, the probabilistic Borda rule and the L-procedure respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalTheory and Decision
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes


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