A note on Nanson's rule


Journal Article

E.J. Nanson, in 1883, proposed a voting rule designed mainly to select the Condorcet winner. Unfortunately, much of the collective choice literature has misstated Nanson's rule. This note shows that the misstated versions of the rule and Nanson's actual rule can yield different outcomes, and it provides a counter example, which shows that Nanson's rule, although it satisfies the strong Condorcet condition, does not satisfy the weak Condorcet condition. © 1987 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Niou, EMS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 193

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7101

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0048-5829

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00123006

Citation Source

  • Scopus