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Disposing dictators, demystifying voting paradoxes : social choice analysis

Author: D Saari
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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"We decide by elections, but do we elect who the voters really want? The answer, as we have learned over the past two centuries, is "not necessarily." That is a negative, frightening assertion about a principal tool of democracy! This negativism has been supported by two hundred years of published results showing how bad the situation can be. This expository, largely nontechnical book is the first to find positive  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saari, D. (Donald).
Disposing dictators, demystifying voting paradoxes.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609005491
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Saari
ISBN: 9780521516051 0521516056 9780521731607 0521731607
OCLC Number: 227031682
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Subtle complexity of social choice --
Dethroning dictators --
Voting dictionaries --
Explaining all voting paradoxes --
Deliver us from plurality vote.
Responsibility: Donald G. Saari.
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This book is a positive analysis of voting 'paradoxes' and argues that negative 'impossibility' results are not justified.  Read more...

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'The future generations of social choice theorists will certainly find much inspiration and profound insights in this book. For anyone working in the field of voting and social choice the book will Read more...

 
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