|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|984352||934237||2015||16 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• A model of voting with endogenous electorates is proposed.
• Under plausible conditions, a dynamic voting equilibrium exists.
• A steady state may be reached which is not the outcome most preferred by a majority of voters.
• The dynamic path may involve several changes of electorate, even though adjustment costs are absent.
This paper examines the process and outcomes of democratic decision-making in clubs where a club is defined by its set of members whose preferences and decisions relate to the set of members in the club: the electorate is endogenous. Examples range from international organizations like the European Union and NATO to firms, workers’ cooperatives and trade unions. Although the policy space is infinite, a majority voting equilibrium exists under plausible conditions and the equilibrium rule and the dynamics of clubs are characterized. Two types of club, one where a group funds some public good and the other where a given benefit is shared by the group, are analyzed in detail.
Journal: Research in Economics - Volume 69, Issue 3, September 2015, Pages 320–335