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Special majorities rationalized [Journal article]

Goodin, Robert; List, Christian


Complaints are common about the arbitrary and conservative bias of special-majority rules. Such complaints, however, apply to asymmetrical versions of those rules alone. Symmetrical special-majority rules remedy that defect, albeit at the cost of often rendering no determinate verdict. Here what is formally at stake, both procedurally and epistemically, is explored in the choice between those two forms of special-majority rule and simple-majority rule; and practical ways are suggested of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-03-09
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123406000135


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