MoL-2022-05: Single-Peaked Electorates in Liquid Democracy

MoL-2022-05: Felderhoff, Lukas (2022) Single-Peaked Electorates in Liquid Democracy. [Report]

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Liquid democracy is a voting system that allows citizens to vote directly, or to delegate their votes to a trusted individual. If delegations occur, the preferences of the electorate (set of voters choosing to vote directly) can exhibit different properties than the preferences of the entire society. One well-studied property of particular interest is single-peakedness since it guarantees problem-free aggregation of preferences into a collective choice. We investigate conditions under which delegations generate single-peaked electorates out of non-single-peaked societies. We find that the willingness of voters to delegate is critical for the existence of single-peaked electorates.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2022-05
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2022
Subjects: Logic
Depositing User: Dr Marco Vervoort
Date Deposited: 03 May 2022 12:25
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 12:25

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