Book Details

Mathematics and Democracy

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-3-540-35605-9

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In this book, different quantitative approaches to the study of electoral systems have been developed: game-theoretic, decision-theoretic, statistical, probabilistic, combinatorial, geometric, and optimization ones. All the authors are prominent scholars from these disciplines. Quantitative approaches offer a powerful tool to detect inconsistencies or poor performance in actual systems. Applications to concrete settings such as EU, American Congress, regional, and committee voting are discussed.

Subject: Business and Economics, Decision Theory, Mathematics, Political Sciences, STATISTICA, Social Choice, Voting Systems, agents, algorithms, optimization