voting system

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Noun1.voting system - a legal system for making democratic choices
legal system - a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
scrutin uninomial system, scrutin uninominal voting system, single-member system, uninominal system, uninominal voting system - based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district
list system, scrutin de liste, scrutin de liste system - based on the principle of proportional representation; voters choose between party lists, the number elected from each list being determined by the percentage cast for each list out of the total vote
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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I say "momentarily" because, as Sen points out, there is--if we take the second view--no reason to impose conditions of rationality on the resulting social choice function.
A social choice function takes us from each voting pattern, i.
Putting Kenneth Arrow's attack on all-purpose social choice functions together with Michael Walzer's idea of different spheres of society, each with its own appropriate principles and institutions of social choice, Shapiro argues for a "semi-contextualized" approach in which democracy calls for different decision procedures in different spheres.