Studies in Choice and Welfare

Handbook on Approval Voting

Editors: Laslier, Jean-François, Sanver, M. Remzi (Eds.)

  • Surveys all major developments in Approval Voting since the publication of the seminal book by Brams/Fishburn (1983)
  • Combination of theoretical and empirical results
  • Written by specialists of the various disciplines involved
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Under Approval Voting, voters can ''approve" as many candidates as they want, and the candidate approved by the largest number of voters is elected. Since the publication of the seminal book written by Steven Brams and Peter Fishburn in 1983, a variety of theoretical and empirical works have enhanced our understanding of this method. The behavior of voters in such elections has been observed both in the laboratory and in the field; social choice theorists have analyzed the method from the axiomatic point of view; game theory and computer science have been used to scrutinize various strategic aspects; and political scientists have considered the structure of electoral competition entailed by Approval Voting. This book surveys this large body of knowledge through a collection of contributions written by specialists of the various disciplines involved.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Handbook on Approval Voting

    Laslier, Jean-François (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Acclamation Voting in Sparta: An Early Use of Approval Voting

    Girard, Charles

    Pages 15-17

  • Going from Theory to Practice: The Mixed Success of Approval Voting

    Brams, Steven J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Collective Choice for Simple Preferences

    Ju, Biung-Ghi

    Pages 41-90

  • Axiomatizations of Approval Voting

    Xu, Yongsheng

    Pages 91-102

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26413-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Approval Voting
Editors
  • Jean-François Laslier
  • M. Remzi Sanver
Series Title
Studies in Choice and Welfare
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02839-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02839-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02838-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26413-9
Series ISSN
1614-0311
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 480
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
Topics