Mathematics and democracy : recent advances in voting systems and collective choice / Mathematics & democracy Bruno Simeone, Friedrich Pukelsheim, (editors). - Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006. - 1 online resource (xii, 251 p.) : ill. - Springer Studies in choice and welfare . - Studies in choice and welfare. .

International conference proceedings.

Includes bibliographical references.

Power Indices Taking into Account Agents' Preferences; The Sunfish Against the Octopus: Opposing Compactness to Gerrymandering; Apportionment: Uni- and Bi-Dimensional; Minimum Total Deviation Apportionments; Comparison of Electoral Systems: Simulative and Game Theoretic Approaches; How to Elect a Representative Committee Using Approval Balloting; On Some Distance Aspects in Social Choice Theory; Algorithms for Biproportional Apportionment; Distance from Consensus: A Theme and Variations; A Strategic Problem in Approval Voting.

Different quantitative approaches to the study of electoral systems have been developed: game-theoretic, decision-theoretic, statistical, probabilistic, combinatorial, geometric, and optimization ones. This book contains contributions from prominent scholars from these disciplines.

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Voting--Mathematical models--Congresses.
Elections--Mathematical models--Congresses.
Social choice--Congresses.

JF1001 / .M38 2006