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Turnovec F. (2009), Efficiency of Fairness in Voting Systems

Author(s): † prof. RNDr. Ing. František Turnovec CSc.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2009
Number: 13
Published in: IES Working Papers 13/2009
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Committee system, efficiency, fairness, fairness-efficiency matrix, indirect voting power, optimal quota, power indices, voting system
JEL codes: C71, D72, H77
Suggested Citation: Turnovec, F. (2009). “ Efficiency of Fairness in Voting Systems ” IES Working Paper 13/2009. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR 402/09/1066: Political Economy of Voting Behavior: Rational Voter Theory and Models of Strategic Voting
Abstract: Fair representation of voters in a committee representing different voters’ groups is being broadly discussed during last few years. Assuming we know what the fair representation is, there exists a problem of optimal quota: given a “fair” distribution of voting weights, how to set up voting rule (quota) in such a way that distribution of relative a priori voting power is as close as possible to distribution of relative voting weights. Together with optimal quota problem a problem of trade-off between fairness and efficiency (ability of a voting body to change status quo) is formalized by a fairness-efficiency matrix.
Downloadable: WP 2009_13_Turnovec




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