# Sh:965

- Larson, P. B., Matteo, N., & Shelah, S. (2012).
*Majority decisions when abstention is possible*. Discrete Math.,**312**(7), 1336–1352. arXiv: 1003.2756 DOI: 10.1016/j.disc.2011.12.024 MR: 2885917 -
Abstract:

Suppose we are given a family of choice functions on pairs from a given finite set. The set is considered as a set of alternatives (say candidates for an office) and the functions as potential “voters.” The question is, what choice functions agree, on every pair, with the majority of some finite subfamily of the voters? For the problem as stated, a complete characterization was given in [Sh:816], but here we allow each voter to abstain. There are four cases. - Version 2010-05-14_11 (23p) published version (17p)

Bib entry

@article{Sh:965, author = {Larson, Paul B. and Matteo, Nicholas and Shelah, Saharon}, title = {{Majority decisions when abstention is possible}}, journal = {Discrete Math.}, fjournal = {Discrete Mathematics}, volume = {312}, number = {7}, year = {2012}, pages = {1336--1352}, issn = {0012-365X}, mrnumber = {2885917}, mrclass = {05C20 (91B14)}, doi = {10.1016/j.disc.2011.12.024}, note = {\href{https://arxiv.org/abs/1003.2756}{arXiv: 1003.2756}}, arxiv_number = {1003.2756} }