Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes by Donald G. Saari
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Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes
By Donald G. Saari

Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes

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Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes by Donald G. Saari

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We decide by elections, but do we elect who the voters really want? The answer, as we have learned over the last two centuries, is 'not necessarily'. What a negative, frightening assertion about a principal tool of democracy! This negativism has been supported by two hundred years of published results showing how bad the situation can be. This expository, largely non-technical book is the first to find positive results showing that the situation is not anywhere as dire and negative as we have been led to believe. Instead there are surprisingly simple explanations for the negative assertions, and positive conclusions can be obtained.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521516051
ISBN-10: 0521516056
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Donald G. Saari

Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes by 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 by Donald G. Saari Decisions and Elections, Hardback (October 2001)

A highly accessible book offering a new interpretation and resolution of Arrow's and Sen's theorems.

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Author Biography - Donald G. Saari

Donald G. Saari is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics and Honorary Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California-Irvine, where he is Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences. He previously served on the faculty of Northwestern University from 1968 to 2000, where he held the Pancoe Professorship of Mathematics. A Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Saari is the former Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. The author of more than 170 published papers, he has also written numerous books, including Basic Geometry of Voting (1995), Decisions and Elections: Explaining the Unexpected (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Chaotic Elections! A Mathematician Looks at Voting (2001), The Way It Was: Mathematics from the Early Years of the Bulletin (2003), and Collisions, Rings, and Other Newtonian N-Body Problems (2005).

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