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Chronicle of a Failure Foretold: 2017 Rector Election at Ghent University

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KERMIT, Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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PRESAD Research Group, BORDA Research Unit, IMUVA, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Economies 2019, 7(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies7010002
Received: 17 September 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 30 November 2018 / Published: 8 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Public Choice)
After more than half a year of elections (yielding three voting stages and nine voting rounds), the 2017 Rector election at Ghent University (Belgium) resulted in a victory for the duo leading all nine voting rounds, and in a resounding defeat for the electoral system. Significant regulation changes were needed in order to break the institutional deadlock in which Ghent University found itself. In this paper, we follow the timeline of the election and dissect what went wrong in the election planning. View Full-Text
Keywords: election; rector; Ghent University; majority decision; majority judgment election; rector; Ghent University; majority decision; majority judgment
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Pérez-Fernández, R.; García-Lapresta, J.L.; De Baets, B. Chronicle of a Failure Foretold: 2017 Rector Election at Ghent University. Economies 2019, 7, 2.

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