Studies in Choice and Welfare

Electoral Systems

Paradoxes, Assumptions, and Procedures

Editors: Felsenthal, Dan S., Machover, Moshé (Eds.)

  • Cutting edge of research into theoretical and empirical aspects of voting systems
  • Contains the most up-to-date and accurate survey of the main single-winner election systems and the paradoxes afflicting them
  • Essential reading as theoretical underpinning for choice of voting system
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Both theoretical and empirical aspects of single- and multi-winner voting procedures are presented in this collection of papers. Starting from a discussion of the underlying principles of democratic representation, the volume includes a description of a great variety of voting procedures. It lists and illustrates their susceptibility to the main voting paradoxes, assesses (under various models of voters' preferences) the probability of paradoxical outcomes, and discusses the relevance of the theoretical results to the choice of voting system.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Underlying Assumptions of Electoral Systems

    Machover, Moshé

    Pages 3-9

  • Some Informal Remarks on Devising a “Fair” Decision-Making Rule for Representative Assemblies

    Felsenthal, Dan S.

    Pages 11-15

  • Review of Paradoxes Afflicting Procedures for Electing a Single Candidate

    Felsenthal, Dan S.

    Pages 19-91

  • Election Inversions by the U.S. Electoral College

    Miller, Nicholas R.

    Pages 93-127

  • Which Voting Rule Minimizes the Probability of the Referendum Paradox? Lessons from French Data

    Lahrach, Rahhal (et al.)

    Pages 129-150

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42955-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electoral Systems
Book Subtitle
Paradoxes, Assumptions, and Procedures
Editors
  • Dan S. Felsenthal
  • Moshé Machover
Series Title
Studies in Choice and Welfare
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20441-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20441-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20440-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42955-2
Series ISSN
1614-0311
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 352
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