FAIR DIVISION IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Steven J. Brams

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    Abstract

    This chapter describes a mechanism, applicable to two-party disputes, for dividing divisible items fairly. The mechanism, called adjusted winner, provides a way to determine which contested items, which may be either goods or issues, each party wins entirely, and which single good or issue must be divided, to satisfy three properties of fair division: envy-freeness, efficiency, and equitability. The mechanism has been applied to disputes ranging from interpersonal to international. This chapter applies it to the dispute between Israel and Egypt that was settled, under the auspices of US President Jimmy Carter, at Camp David in 1978.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Public Choice
    Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages868-886
    Number of pages19
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780190469733
    ISBN (Print)9780190469740
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

    Keywords

    • adjusted winner
    • Camp David
    • efficiency
    • envy-freeness
    • equitability
    • fair division

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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