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Nurmi, Hannu

Overview
Works: 68 works in 219 publications in 3 languages and 2,499 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee
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Most widely held works by Hannu Nurmi
Power, voting, and voting power by Manfred Joseph Holler( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The developments over a thirty-year time span in the study of power, especially voting power, are traced in this book, which provides an up-to-date overview of applications of n-person game theory to the study of power in multimember bodies. Other theories that shed light on power distribution (e.g. aggregation theory) are treated as well. The book revisits the themes discussed in the well-known 1982 publication "Power, Voting and Voting Power" (edited by Manfred J. Holler). Thirty years later this essential topic has been taken up again and many of the authors from its predecessor participate here again in discussing the state-of-the-art, demonstrating the achievements of three decades of intensive research, and pointing the way to key issues for future work
Comparing voting systems by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

16 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many contexts of everyday life we find ourselves faced with the problem of reconciling the views of several persons. These problems are usually solved by resorting to some opinion aggre gating procedure, like voting. Very often the problem is thought of as being solved after the decision to take a vote has been made and the ballots have been counted. Most official decision making bodies have formally instituted procedures of voting but in informal groups such procedures are typically chosen in casu. Curiously enough people do not seem to pay much attention to which particular procedure is being resorted to as long as some kind of voting takes place. As we shall see shortly the procedure being used often makes a great difference to the voting outcomes. Thus, the Question arises as to which voting procedure is best. This book is devoted to a discussion of this problem in the light of various criteria of optimality. We shall deal with a number of procedures that have been proposed for use or are actually in use in voting contexts. The aim of this book is to give an evaluation of the virtues and shortcomings of these procedures. On the basis of this evaluation the reader will hopefully be able to determine which procedure is optimal for the decision setting that he or she has in mind
Voting paradoxes and how to deal with them by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting paradoxes are unpleasant surprises encountered in elections. They pertain to such phenomena as additional support being detrimental for candidates and not voting leading to better outcomes than voting for some voters. No voting system is immune to all paradoxes and, therefore voting paradoxes are being dealt with by all voting systems currently in use. How they are and how they should be handled is the main subject of this book. The book outlines, explains and classifies a number of paradoxes: Borda`s and Condorcet`s classic ones, several monotonicity and compound majority paradoxes as well as some paradoxes of representation. Both theoretical and practical ways of avoiding them are discussed
Voting procedures under uncertainty by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with how uncertainty can be dealt with in models of voting procedures. Using the recent U.S. presidential elections as an example, it demonstrates the extremely large variation in voter opinions that would have resulted in the same observed outcome. Another case discussed to some extent is the vote in German Bundestag that resulted in the transfer of government and parliament from Bonn to Berlin. Also this vote as well as the 2001 British parliamentary elections exhibit a high degree of procedure dependence of outcomes. It turns out that differences in voting outcomes can be explained by differences in the description of consensus states and ways in measuring preferences distances."--BOOK JACKET
Models of political economy by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Models of Political Economy provides students with a rigorous introduction to the basic methodology of political economics, utilizing the notion of economic man to explore and evaluate models of rational decision making in various environments." "In depth attention is given to key areas such as: Game theory and social choice; Public policy decision making; and Principal theories of justice and mechanism design."--Jacket
Rational behaviour and the design of institutions : concepts, theories and models by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting procedures for electing a single candidate : proving their (in)vulnerability to various voting paradoxes by Dan S Felsenthal( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with 18 voting procedures used or proposed for use in elections resulting in the choice of a single winner. These procedures are evaluated in terms of their ability to avoid paradoxical outcomes. Together with a companion volume by the same authors, Monotonicity Failures Afflicting Procedures for Electing a Single Candidate, published by Springer in 2017, this book aims at giving a comprehensive overview of the most important advantages and disadvantages of procedures thereby assisting decision makers in the choice of a voting procedure that would best suit their purposes
Monotonicity failures afflicting procedures for electing a single candidate by Dan S Felsenthal( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an evaluation of 18 voting procedures in terms of the most important monotonicity-related criteria in fixed and variable electorates. All voting procedures studied aim at electing one out of several candidates given the voters' preferences over the candidates. In addition to (strict) monotonicity failures, the vulnerability of the procedures to variation of the no-show paradoxes is discussed. All vulnerabilities are exemplified and explained. The occurrence of the no-show paradoxes is related to the presence or absence of a Condorcet winner. The primary readership of this book are scholars and students in the area of social choice
Consensus under fuzziness by Janusz Kacprzyk( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on consensus formation in multiperson decision making groups using imprecise information. The editors have solicited and organized important contributions on this subject from leading experts in the field. Some of the well known contributors are Ronald Yager, Henri Prade, George Klir, Janos Fodor, among others. These contributions are original and are concerned with issues related to modeling and monitoring of consensus reaching processes under fuzzy preferences and fuzzy majorities. The chapters include an array of paradigms, tools and techniques that can help develop new analytical tools for consensus reaching processes
Rationality and public goods : essays in analytic political theory by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consensus Under Fuzziness by Janusz Kacprzyk( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on consensus formation in multiperson decision-making groups using imprecise information. The editors have solicited and organized important contributions on this subject from leading experts in the field. The well-known contributors include Ronald Yager, Henri Prade, George Klier, and János Fodor, among others. These contributions are original and are concerned with issues related to modeling and monitoring of consensus-reaching processes under fuzzy preferences and fuzzy majorities. The chapters include an array of paradigms, tools and techniques that can help develop new analytical tools for consensus-reaching processes
Causality and complexity : some problems of causal analysis in the social sciences by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consensual processes by Enrique Herrera-Viedma( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word consensus has been¡ frequently used¡ for centuries, perhaps millenia. People have always deemed it important that decisions having a long lasting impact on groups, countries or even civilizations be arrived at in a consensual manner.¡ Undoubtedly the complexity of modern world in all its social, technological, economic and cultural dimensions has created new environments where consensus is regarded desirable.¡ Consensus typically denotes a state of agreement prevailing in a group of agents, human or software. ¡¡¡In the strict sense of the term, consensus means that the agreement be unanimous.¡ Since such a state is often unreachable or even unnecessary, other less demanding consensus-related notions have been introduced. These typically involve some graded, partial or imprecise concepts. The contributions to this volume define and utilize such less demanding - and thus at the same time more general - notions of consensus.¡ However, consensus can also refer to a process whereby the state of agreement is reached.¡ Again this state can be something less stringent than a complete unanimity of all agents regarding all options. The process may involve modifications, resolutions and /or mitigations of the views or inputs of individuals or software agents in order to achieve the state of consensus understood in the more general sense. ¡¡The consensus reaching processes call for some soft computational approaches, methods and techniques, notably fuzzy and possibilistic ones. These are needed to accommodate the imprecision in the very meaning of some basic concepts utilized in the definition of consensus as a state of agreement and as a process whereby this state is to be reached. The overall aim of this volume is to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the issues related to consensus states and consensual processes.¡¡
Rationality and legitimacy : essays on political theory( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality in institutions : essays in honour of professor Hannu Nurmi on the occasion of his 50th birthday, August 24, 1994( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing voting systems by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serious game of politics : festschrift for Matti Wiberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of Hannu Nurmi( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and complexity : some problems of causal analysis in the social sciences by Hannu Nurmi( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honor of Hannu Nurmi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Comparing voting systems Comparing voting systems
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Voting paradoxes and how to deal with themVoting procedures under uncertaintyModels of political economyRational behaviour and the design of institutions : concepts, theories and modelsConsensus under fuzzinessConsensual processesComparing voting systems
Alternative Names
Nurmi, H. 1944-

Languages
English (152)

Chinese (2)

German (1)