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Title:Non-bossy social classification PDF Logo
Authors:Dimitrov, Dinko
Puppe, Clemens
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper series in economics 23
Abstract:We consider the problem of how societies should be partitioned into classes if individuals express their views about who should be put with whom in the same class. A non-bossy social aggregator depends only on those cells of the individual partitions the society members classify themselves in. This fact allows us to concentrate on a corresponding 'opinion graph' for each profile of views. By means of natural sovereignty, liberalism, and equal treatment requirements, we characterize the non-bossy aggregators generating partitions in which the social classes are refinements of the weakly connected components of the opinion graph.
Subjects:social aggregation
group identity
liberalism, non-bossiness
JEL:D71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:swb:90-229971
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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