Social Choice

Hervé Moulin

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Social Choice

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This article provides a brief overview of social choice. It concentrates on the interface between traditional notions of endstate justice and the more modern theme of strategic implementation. It outlines a general model of mechanism design and defines the classical notions of procedural and endstate justice in the context of that model. A survey of the extensive research of the last three decades that identify strategy-proof mechanisms in a variety of microeconomic problems is also included in the article.

Keywords: social choice; traditional notions; endstate justice; strategic implementation; mechanism design; procedural justice; microeconomic problems

Article.  7991 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy ; Political Theory

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