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New prospects in social choice theory: median and average as tools for measuring, electing and ranking

Ngoie, Ruffin-Benoît M. and Savadogo, Zoïnabo and Ulungu, Berthold E.-L. (2014): New prospects in social choice theory: median and average as tools for measuring, electing and ranking. Published in: Advanced Studies in Contemporary Mathematics , Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2015): pp. 19-38.

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to show that neither mean-based voting systems nor median-based ones can fulfill requirements of an ideal democracy. We then work out an original voting function obtained by hydrizing Borda Majority Count (mean-based) and Majority Judgment (median-based). The so-called “Mean-Median Compromise Method” slices between mean and average values. It proposes, moreover, a new tiebreaking method computing intermedian grades mean.

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