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In Praise of Manipulation

Dowding, Keith; van Hees, Martin


Many theorists believe that the manipulation of voting procedures is a serious problem.. Accordingly, much of social choice theory examines the conditions under which strategy-proofness can be ensured, and what kind of procedures do a better job of preventing manipulation. This article argues that democrats should not be worried about manipulation. Two arguments against manipulation are examined: first, the 'sincerity argument', according to which manipulation should be rejected because it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S000712340800001X


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