Journal of Political Philosophy 9 (3):277–306 (2001)

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Robert Goodin
Australian National University
Christian List
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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This paper generalises the classical Condorcet jury theorem from majority voting over two options to plurality voting over multiple options. The paper further discusses the debate between epistemic and procedural democracy and situates its formal results in that debate. The paper finally compares a number of different social choice procedures for many-option choices in terms of their epistemic merits. An appendix explores the implications of some of the present mathematical results for the question of how probable majority cycles (as in Condorcet's paradox) are in large electorates.
Keywords Condorcet's jury theorem  majority rule  plurality rule  epistemic democracy  procedural democracy  preference cycles  probability of cycles
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9760.00128
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