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Mathematics and democracy : designing better voting and fair-division procedures

Author: Steven J Brams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Voters often desert a preferred candidate for a more viable second choice to avoid wasting their vote. Likewise, parties to a dispute often find themselves unable to agree on a fair division of  Read more...

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Brams, Steven J.
Mathematics and democracy.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608426730
Online version:
Brams, Steven J.
Mathematics and democracy.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609178120
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Brams
ISBN: 9780691133218 0691133212 9780691133201 0691133204
OCLC Number: 144547881
Description: xvi, 373 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Electing a single winner : approval voting in practice --
Electing a single winner : approval voting in theory --
Electing a single winner : combining approval and preference --
Electing multiple winners : constrained approval voting --
Electing multiple winners : the minimax procedure --
Electing multiple winners : minimizing misrepresentation --
Selecting winners in multiple elections --
Selecting a governing coalition in a parliament --
Allocating cabinet ministries in a parliament --
Allocating indivisible goods : help the worst-off or avoid envy? --
Allocating a single homogeneous divisible good : divide-the-dollar --
Allocating multiple homogeneous divisible goods : adjusted winner --
Allocating a single heterogeneous good : cutting a cake --
Allocating divisible and indivisible goods --
Summary and conclusions.
Responsibility: Steven J. Brams.
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"Showing how social-choice theory and game theory could make political and social institutions more democratic, Brams uses mathematical analysis to develop new procedures that could enable voters to Read more...

 
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