The evolution of democracy can be seen as how to

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Unformatted text preview: t vs presidential, coalition, pr, smd…  ­Even if individual decision ­makers have their own clear rank ­ordered preferences, as a group, they may not.  ­This is called Condorcet’s Paradox. Note you can have this paradox w/ only a few decision ­makers and options  ­Then what happens if thousands of people try to make decisions?  ­The evolution of democracy can be seen as how to solve this paradox Implications  ­So when a group decides something:  ­Somebody is excluded: fairness is infringed  ­Somebody gives in: freedom  ­You decide nothing: stability  ­Fairness: everyone should have some say  ­What kind of political systems are you most likely to observe:  ­Canada, Australia, UK  ­Freedom: Everyone should be free to have their own sincere preferences.  ­By guaranteeing fairness and freedom you’re losing stability You decide nothing  ­This happens when everyone is guaranteed to have fair representation and their sincere preferences  ­Real world ex: China,, international states on nuclear weapons negotiations  ­Death lock situation  ­Political system: international society  ­In order to...
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