Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


"Prasanta K. Pattanaik"

Titel: On Measuring Personal Connections and the Extent of Social Networks
Autor: Prasanta K. Pattanaik / Yongsheng Xu
Seite: 290-310

Abstract: The notions of personal connection and social networks are key ingredients of the increasingly important concept of social capital in social sciences in general and in economics in particular. This paper discusses the problem of measuring personal connection and the extent of social networks that may exist in a society. For this purpose we develop several conceptual and analytical frameworks. In the process, we axiomatically characterize several measures of personal connection and social networks.

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Titel: The Liberal Paradox. Some Jnterpretations When Rights Are Represented As Game Forms
Autor: Prasanta K. Pattanaik
Seite: 38-53

Abstract: The paper seeks to interpret the liberal paradox in a framework where individual rights are represented as game forms. Several close counterparts, in this framework, of Sen's theorem are considered, and their intuitive significance is discussed.

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Titel: A Note on the ,Rationality of Becoming, and Revealed Preference
Autor: Prasanta K. Pattanaik
Seite: 179-182

Abstract: This note comments on Professor Majumdar's concept of an individual who seeks to change his own preferences over time. It is argued that while one can formulate "revealed preference axioms" which will rationalize the choices of Professor Majumdar's individual, it is unlikely that the choice of such an individual will reveal his preferences.

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Perspectives on Social Choice
2007 (29) Heft 2
Guest-Editor: Marlies Ahlert

Introduction and Overview

This volume of Analyse & Kritik approaches social choice from different angles. Each of the papers thematically has some relation with the work of Wulf Gaertner. This provides some topical unity to the volume. However, other than in case of a typical Festschrift the refereed papers are in all other regards independent contributions to the field of social choice as very widely understood. Methods reach from axiomatic analyses over experiments to simulations and from t...

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