Decisions and Elections
Explaining the Unexpected
By (author) Donald G. Saari
Normal Price: $70.95
Your Price: $63.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.19 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Decisions and Elections by Donald G. Saari
Book DescriptionIt is not uncommon to be frustrated by the outcome of an election or a decision in voting, law, economics, engineering, and other fields. Does this 'bad' result reflect poor data or poorly informed voters? Or does the disturbing conclusion reflect the choice of the decision/election procedure? Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow's famed theorem has been interpreted to mean 'no decision procedure is without flaws'. Similarly, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen dashes hope for individual liberties by showing their incompatibility with societal needs. This highly accessible book offers a new, different interpretation and resolution of Arrow's and Sen's theorems. Using simple mathematics, it shows that these negative conclusions arise because, in each case, some of their assumptions negate other crucial assumptions. Once this is understood, not only do the conclusions become expected, but a wide class of other phenomena can also be anticipated.
Buy Decisions and Elections book by Donald G. Saari from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521004046
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald G. Saari
Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes, Paperback (August 2008)
This book is a positive analysis of voting 'paradoxes' and argues that negative 'impossibility' results are not justified.
Decisions and Elections, Hardback (October 2001)» View all books by Donald G. Saari
A highly accessible book offering a new interpretation and resolution of Arrow's and Sen's theorems.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Decisions and Elections book by Donald G. Saari and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.