Reference Topics 17-2

The University of Alabama has a nice website that discusses the mathematics of voting:
http://www.ctl.ua.edu/math103/Voting/overvw1.htm#What%20do%20we%20mean%20by%20fair?

This site on voting discusses some of the voting dilemmas encountered in this section:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Voting.html

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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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