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What is special about the proportion? A research report on special majority voting and the classical Condorcet jury theorem

List, Christian


It is known that, in Condorcet’s classical model of jury decisions, the proportion of jurors supporting a decision is not a significant indicator of that decision’s reliability: the probability that a particular majority decision is correct given the size of the majority depends only on the absolute margin between the majority and the minority, and is invariant under changes of the proportion in the majority if the absolute margin is held fixed. Here I show that, if we relax the assumption that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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