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Voting Power and Procedures

Essays in Honour of Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover

Fara, Rudolf, Leech, Dennis, Salles, Maurice (Eds.)

2014, X, 397 p. 74 illus.

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  • Presents new research results on voting and voting procedures from leading experts
  • Shows new developments on the foundations of power measurement
  • Introduces new voting methods
​This collection of essays honouring Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover reconsiders foundational aspects of the measurement of voting power. The specific case of voting power in two-tier systems - for instance the US system and the EU system - is analysed. Furthermore major power indices - Penrose, Banzhaf, Shapley-Shubik and others - are revisited. The book proposes new voting procedures and studies well-known procedures and/or apportionment methods either from a technical or historical point of view.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Political Competition - Power Indices - Power Measurement - Voting Power - Voting Procedures

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

Table of contents 

Foundations of Power Measurement.- Power in Two-Tier Voting Systems.- Penrose, Banzhaf, Shapley-Shubik, et al.- Political Competition and Voting Procedures.

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