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Title Handbook on social choice and voting / edited by Jac C. Heckelman and Nicholas R. Miller
Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015


Description 1 online resource (viii, 412 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: issues in social choice and voting / Jac C. Heckelman and Nicholas R. Miller -- PART I. PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL CHOICE -- The strange history of social choice / Iain McLean -- Unanimous consent and constitutional economics / Randall G. Holcombe -- Rational choice and the calculus of voting / André Blais -- Computational social choice / Robi Ragan -- PART II. PAIRWISE SOCIAL CHOICE -- Majority rule and tournament solutions / Scott Moser -- Supermajority rules / Keith L. Dougherty -- The measurement of a priori voting power / Dan S. Felsenthal and Moshé Machover -- Condorcet jury theorems / Bryan C. McCannon -- PART III. SPATIAL MODELS OF SOCIAL CHOICE -- The spatial model of social choice and voting / Nicholas R. Miller -- A unified spatial model of American political institutions / Thomas H. Hammond -- Competing for votes / James F. Adams -- Probabilistic voting in models of electoral competition / Peter J. Coughlin -- PART IV. SOCIAL CHOICE FROM MULTIPLE ALTERNATIVES -- Arrow's Theorem and its descendants / Elizabeth Maggie Penn -- Properties and paradoxes of common voting rules / Jac C. Heckelman -- Voting mysteries: a picture is worth a thousand words / Donald G. Saari -- Multiple-winner voting rules / Nicolaus Tideman -- PART V. EMPIRICAL SOCIAL CHOICE -- Measuring ideology in Congress / Christopher Hare and Keith T. Poole -- The uncovered set and its applications / William T. Bianco, Christopher Kam, Itai Sened and Regina A. Smyth -- Empirical examples of voting paradoxes / Marek M. Kaminski
Summary This Handbook provides an overview of interdisciplinary research related to social choice and voting that is intended for a broad audience. Expert contributors from various fields present critical summaries of the existing literature, including intuitive explanations of technical terminology and well-known theorems, suggesting new directions for research
Notes Print version record
Subject Social choice.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Social choice.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Heckelman, Jac C., editor.
Miller, Nicholas R., 1954- editor.
ISBN 9781783470730