Combination of democracy values using Hooper's rule

Shih Chuan Cheng, Adam D. Grieser, Terry D. Clark, John N. Mordeson

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to continue the study of inductive approaches to determine causality in comparative politics by a fuzzy approach and then a classical statistical method. A method proposed by Guiasu [1] was utilized in [2] whereas the Jeffrey's Rule as described in [1] was employed in [3]. In this paper, the Bayes' Rule as described in [1] is used to combine the democracy values of Freedom House, Vanhanen, and Polity for 27 countries in Eastern Europe. Also, the Dempster-Schafer method is also applied to measure the democracy values for these 27 countries. A data set of eight factors hypothesized to be important is used to demonstrate consolidation. These factors are: H1 (stateness), H2 (corruption), H3 (privatization), H4 (multi-party system), H5 (usable - reformed - public administration), H6 (decentralization), H7 (rule of law - autonomous judiciary), and H8 (avoiding a powerful chief executive). In [1], we use a model proposed by Guiasu that describes the process of reaching a verdict by probabilistic weighting of available evidence. We used the model to determine a numerical relationship between the H-factors. The classical rules from decision theory proposed by Hooper, Dempster, Bayes, and Jeffrey are special cases of Guiasu's weighting process. For each H-factor, two sets of median democracy values for all 27 countries in Eastern Europe were obtained - one by the Freedom House, Vanhanen, and Polity method and the other by the Dempster-Schafer method. Subsequently, an extensive non-parametric statistical analysis will be performed on scores of these 8 H-factors to investigate the consistency of the two scoring methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNAFIPS 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
Pages164-167
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2007
EventNAFIPS 2007: 2007 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 27 2007

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - NAFIPS

Other

OtherNAFIPS 2007: 2007 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/24/076/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Cheng, S. C., Grieser, A. D., Clark, T. D., & Mordeson, J. N. (2007). Combination of democracy values using Hooper's rule. In NAFIPS 2007: 2007 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (pp. 164-167). [4271053] (Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - NAFIPS). https://doi.org/10.1109/NAFIPS.2007.383830