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A mathematical look at politics

Author: E Arthur Robinson; Daniel Ullman
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011.
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Robinson, E. Arthur, 1955-
Mathematical look at politics.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044857
(OCoLC)671491812
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Arthur Robinson; Daniel Ullman
ISBN: 9781439891179 1439891176 9781439819845 143981984X
OCLC Number: 1030993922
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 459 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Voting --
Two candidates --
Social choice functions --
Criteria for social choice --
Which methods are good? --
Arrow's theorem --
Variations on the theme --
Apportionment --
Hamilton's method --
Divisor methods --
Criteria and impossibility --
The method of Balinski and Young --
Deciding among divisor methods --
History of apportionment int he United States --
Conflict --
Strategies and outcomes --
Chance and expectation --
Solving zero-sum games --
Conflict and cooperation --
Nash equilibria --
The prisoner's dilemma --
The electoral college --
Weighted voting --
Whose advantage?
Responsibility: E. Arthur Robinson, Daniel Ullman.

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