Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43830
Authors: 
Dimitrov, Dinko
Sung, Shao Chin
Xu, Yongsheng
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working papers // Institute of Mathematical Economics 383
Abstract: 
In this paper we axiomatically characterize two recursive procedures for defining a social group. The first procedure starts with the set of all individuals who are defined by everyone in the society as group members, while the starting point of the second procedure is the set of all individuals who define themselves as members of the social group. Both procedures expand these initial sets by adding individuals who are considered to be appropriate group members by someone in the corresponding initial set, and continue inductively until there is no possibility of expansion any more.
Subjects: 
Consensus
Liberalism
Procedure
Social identity
JEL: 
D63
D71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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