Best Reference Books – Theory of Social Choice

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Theory of Social Choice subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Theory of Social Choice along with reviews.

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1. “Social Choice and Individual Values” by Professor Kenneth Joseph Arrow
2. “Liberalism Against Populism: A Confrontation Between the Theory of Democracy and the Theory of Social Choice” by William H Riker

“Liberalism Against Populism: A Confrontation Between the Theory of Democracy and the Theory of Social Choice” Book Review: This book summarizes social choice theory to explain the full force of its critique. It explains, in terms of social choice theory, how politics and public issues change and develop. It discusses democratic ideals with a new understanding of politics.

3. “Game Theory, Social Choice and Ethics” by H Brock

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“Game Theory, Social Choice and Ethics” Book Review: This book explains how the methods of game theory, decision theory, and axiomatic social choice theory can help to explain ethical questions but also to normative public policy analysis. It also explains the concept of individual and collective rationality, and the concept of social justice.

4. “Theory of Social Choice on Networks: Preference, Aggregation, and Coordination” by Wynn C Stirling

“Theory of Social Choice on Networks: Preference, Aggregation, and Coordination” Book Review: This book is for economists, political scientists, computer scientists, and engineers. It presents a new theory of social preferences that explicitly accounts for important social phenomena such as coordination, compromise, negotiation, and altruism. It explains how members of a social network may modulate their preferences to account for social context.

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5. “The Theory of Social Choice (Princeton Legacy Library)” by Peter C Fishburn

“The Theory of Social Choice (Princeton Legacy Library)” Book Review: This book explores and defines the conditions for social choice and methods for synthesizing an individual’s preferences. In this book, the emphasis is on social choice functions, the general position that individual indifference may not be transitive, and the use of certain mathematics such as linear algebra.

6. “Effectivity Functions in Social Choice (Theory and Decision Library C)” by J Abdou and Hans Keiding
7. “Social Choice Theory: An Introduction” by Jerry S Kelly

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“Social Choice Theory: An Introduction” Book Review: This book introduces selected topics in formal social choice theory. It talks about the method of modeling individual decision making; political philosophy, which provides criteria about the allocation of decision-influencing power, and game theory, which provides a framework for thinking about the strategies individuals employ in trying to influence the group choice. It discusses basic ideas like impossibility theorems, rights exercising, and strategy proofness. It contains 250 exercises.

8. “Fuzzy Social Choice Theory (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)” by Michael B Gibilisco and Annie M Gowen

“Fuzzy Social Choice Theory (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)” Book Review: This book examines the presupposition of rationality within the fuzzy framework and shows that the two conditions for rationality, completeness, and transitivity, do exist with fuzzy preferences. It also examines the conditions under which a maximal set exists; the Arrow’s theorem; the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem and the median voter theorem. It demonstrates the existence of a fuzzy aggregation rule that satisfies all five Arrowian conditions, including non-dictatorship.

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9. “Foundations of Social Choice Theory (Studies in Rationality and Social Change)” by Jon Elster and Aanund Hylland

“Foundations of Social Choice Theory (Studies in Rationality and Social Change)” Book Review: This book examines the philosophical foundations of social choice theory. It discusses the possibility of making interpersonal comparisons of utility, the question of whether all preferences are equally to be valued, and the normative individualism underlying the theoretical tradition. It talks about the criticisms of the social choice theory and suggestions for alternative approaches.

10. “Welfare Economics and Social Choice Theory” by Allan M Feldman and Roberto Serrano

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“Welfare Economics and Social Choice Theory” Book Review: This book is for graduate students, professionals, economists, and non-economists. It covers the main topics of welfare economics: general equilibrium models of exchange and production, Pareto optimality, un­ certainty, externalities, and public goods, and some of the major topics of social choice theory: compensation criteria, fairness, voting. Arrow’s Theorem, and the theory of implementation.

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