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  • Aggregating partitions 

    Duddy, Conal; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    Consider the following social choice problem. A group of individuals seek to partition a finite set X into two subsets. The individuals may disagree over the partition and an aggregation rule is applied to determine a ...
  • A model of deliberative and aggregative democracy 

    Perote Pena, Juan; Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    We present a model of collective decision making in which voting and deliberation are treated simultaneously. Political theorists argue that public discussion can lead individuals to change their preferences. This aspect ...
  • U.S. Presidential Elections and the referendum paradox 

    Piggins, Ashley (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011-02)
    In the United States, the president is elected by the Electoral College (EC) and not directly by individual voters. This can give rise to a so-called 'referendum paradox' in which one candidate receives more popular votes ...