Luc Bovens

Social Choice, Voting Theory and Policy


'Selection under Uncertainty: Affirmative Action at Shortlisting Stage' Mind, 125 (498): 421-37. This paper was chosen as one of the ten best articles published in philosohy in 2016 by the Philosopher's Annual. PDF Link 



'Refugee Quotas across the EU: A More Reasonable Distribution Key for Refugee Quotas', VoxEurop Blog. (Jan 2016) (with Anna Bartsch) Link

'Why the Refugee Quota System is Unfair on Poorer Eastern and Southern EU States', LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog.  (Oct 2015) (with Anna Bartsch) Link


'The Tragedy of the Commons as a Voting Game', In M. Peterson (ed.) The Prisoner's Dilemma, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (2015) PDF


'Concerns for the Poorly Off in Ordering Risky Prospects', Economics and Philosophy 31(3), 397-492. (2015)PDF


'Evaluating Risky Prospects: the Distribution View', Analysis, 75(2): 243-53.(2015) PDF


‘Minimizing the threat of a positive majority deficit in two-tier voting systems with equipopulous units’, Public Choice, 145 (1-2), 75-94 (with Claus Beisbart) PDF/Link


'Greece, Portugal, Spain  and the East European States Take on Less than their Fair Share of Responsibility for EU Asylum Seekers' LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Apr 2013). (with Günperi Sisman) Link


‘Measuring common standards and equal responsibility sharing in EU asylum outcome data’, European Union Politics, 13 (1): 7093 (2012), (with Chlump Chatkupt and Laura Smead), PDF/Link


‘Minimizing the threat of a positive majority deficit in two-tier voting systems with equipopulous units’, Public Choice: 120 (July 02 2011), (with Claus Beisbart),  PDF/Link

‘Equalising constituency sizes is likely to reduce the electoral bias in favour of Labour ….’, British Politics and Policy at LSE Blog.  (December 2, 2011), (with Claus Beisbart), PDF/Link


‘Measuring Voting Power for Dependent Voters through Causal Models’, Synthese, 179 (1): 35–56 (2011), (with Claus Beisbart), PDF/Link

‘A Power Measure Analysis of Amendment 36 in Colorado’, Public Choice, 134, 3-2: 231–46 (2008), (with Claus Beisbart), PDF/Link

‘Welfare Evaluations of Decision Rules for Boards of Representatives’, Social Choice and Welfare, 29: 581–608 (2007), (with Claus Beisbart), PDF/Link

‘A Utilitarian Assessment of Alternative Decision Rules in the Council of Ministers’, European Union Politics, 6: 395–418 (2005), (with Claus Beisbart and Stephan Hartmann), PDF/Link