Reference Topics 17-2

This site by the American Mathematical Society gives an excellent overview of voting and elections.

This site gives some references to Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem:

You can use this site to find real-life examples of voting dilemmas:

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Section 17.2: Voting Dilemmas

17.2 Outline

  1. Fair voting principles
  2. Majority criterion
  3. Condorcet criterion
    1. Condorcet candidate
    2. definition
  4. Monotonicity criterion
    1. straw vote
    2. definition
  5. Irrelevant alternative criterion
  6. Arrow’s impossibility theorem
    1. fairness criterion
    2. comparison of voting methods
    3. insincere voting
    4. transitive law
    5. Codorcet’s paradox
    6. impossibility theorem


17.2 Essential

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