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Economics - Game Theory / Mathematical Methods | Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After

Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After

Holler, Manfred J, Nurmi, Hannu (Eds.)

2013, XVI, 762 p. 76 illus.

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  • Comprehensive overview over the development and state-of-the-art of research on power and voting power
  • Revisits results of the seminal volume on the same topic, published in 1982
  • Provides wide access to important papers published first in the journal “Homo Oeconomicus”

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.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aggregation of Preferences - European Union - Power Measures - Voting - Voting Power

Related subjects » Applications - Game Theory / Mathematical Methods - Political Science - Public Finance

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