Freedom of Choice and Diversity of Options: Some Difficulties

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Abstract

This paper explores the possibility for a (non-preference-based) freedom ranking of opportunity sets that is sensitive to the diversity of the options. It turns out that how distances between sets and alternatives are measured is crucial to the derivation of such a ranking. Several proposals are examined, each of which is shown to lead to impossibility results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-266
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Freedom of Choice and Diversity of Options: Some Difficulties. / Van Hees, Martin.

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