Exploratory analysis of similarities between common voting rules

John C. McCabe-Dansted and Arkadii Slinko


Nurmi (1987) investigated the relationship between voting rules
by determining the frequency that two rules pick the same winner.
We use statistical techniques such as clustering and multidimensional
scaling to further understand the relationships between rules. We
also investigate how the relationships change when elections with
Condorcet winners are excluded from the frequency data, and when the
homogeneity of the voting population is increased.

Social choice rule, profile, Polya-Eggenberger distribution

Math Review Classification
Primary 91B12

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22 pp

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