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How to reach legitimate decisions when the procedure is controversial

By Franz Dietrich

Abstract

Imagine a group that faces a decision problem but does not agree on which decision procedure is appropriate. In that case, can a decision be reached that respects the procedural concerns of the group? There is a sense in which legitimate decisions are possible even if people disagree on which procedure to use. I propose to decide in favour of an option which maximizes the number of persons whose judged-right procedure happens to entail this decision given the profile. This decision rule is based not only on a profile in the standard sense, but in addition on a profile of judged-right procedures. To justify this decision rule, I present a set of simple axioms leading to it as the only solution

Topics: BC Logic
Publisher: Springer Nature
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s00355-003-0288-9
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:35829
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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