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Mathematics and Democracy

Recent Advances in Voting Systems and Collective Choice

  • Bruno Simeone
  • Friedrich Pukelsheim
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Choice and Welfare book series (WELFARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nicola Apollonio, Ronald I. Becker, Isabella Lari, Federica Ricca, Bruno Simeone
    Pages 19-41
  3. Michel Balinski
    Pages 43-53
  4. Paul H. Edelman
    Pages 55-64
  5. D. Marc Kilgour, Steven J. Brams, M. Remzi Sanver
    Pages 83-95
  6. Christian Klamler
    Pages 97-104
  7. Sebastian Maier
    Pages 105-116
  8. Tommi Meskanen, Hannu Nurmi
    Pages 117-132
  9. Jack H. Nagel
    Pages 133-150
  10. Friedrich Pukelsheim
    Pages 167-176
  11. Friedrich Pukelsheim, Sebastian Maier
    Pages 177-188
  12. Donald G. Saari
    Pages 221-234
  13. Petur Zachariassen, Martin Zachariassen
    Pages 235-251
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About these proceedings


Decision Theory Mathematics Political Sciences STATISTICA Social Choice Voting Systems agents algorithms optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Simeone
    • 1
  • Friedrich Pukelsheim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of Rome »La Sapienza«RomeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"The … book is an edited volume, and exhibits both the flaws and virtues of that genre. … I found the book interesting and important. … the book is well worth having on your shelf. … It would be useful, in fact, as a classroom exercise for students in a variety of disciplines, because it both illustrates the unnatural power of mathematics to illuminate hard questions and unites several apparently unrelated problems in a single analytic rubric. … this is a valuable and important book." (Michael Munger, Public Choice, Vol. 132, 2007)

"This is a fine collection of 17 papers chosen from contributions to the International Workshop on Mathematics and Democracy: Voting Systems and Collective Choice that took place in Erice, Sicily in 2005. … one will walk away from this volume with the sense that one has been exposed to the research frontier of the electoral system theory." (Ugur Ozdemir, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 31, 2008)