Working paper

The Condorcet Principle Implies the Proxy Voting Paradox

Michel Le Breton


In this note, we formulate a condition describing the vulnerability of a social choice function to a specific kind of strategic behavior and show that two well known classes of choice functions suffer from it.


Condorcet; Departing Voter Paradox; Backward Induction;

JEL codes

  • D71: Social Choice • Clubs • Committees • Associations
  • D72: Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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Published in

IAST working paper, n. 16-80, February 2016