Approval Voting: Second Edition by Steven BramsApproval Voting: Second Edition by Steven Brams

Approval Voting: Second Edition

bySteven Brams, Peter C. Fishburn

Paperback | January 25, 2007

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This book presents a simple and logical potential electoral reform. Under this system, voters may vote for, or approve of, as many candidates as they like in multicandidate elections. Among the many benefits of approval voting are its propensity to elect the majority candidate, its relative invulnerability to insincere or strategic voting, and a probable increase in voter turnout.
Title:Approval Voting: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pagesPublished:January 25, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387498958

ISBN - 13:9780387498959


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface to the First Edition.- Acknowledgments.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.- 1. Introduction: Overview of the Problem and Its Solution.- 2. Sincerity and Strategy-Proofness: Which System Is Most Honest?- 3. The Condorcet Criterion: Which System Best Finds the Majority Candidate?- 4. The Reconstruction of an Election under Alternative Rules.- 5. Power and Equity: Which System Is Fairest?- 6. Deducing Condorcet Candidates from Election Data.- 7. Polls and the Problem of Strategic Information in Elections.- 8. Recent Empirical Examples and Theoretical Extensions.- 9. Deducing Preferences and Choices in the 1980 Presidential Elections.- 10. Epilogue.- Appendix: Bill to Enact Approval Voting in New York State.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is the second edition of a classic book. In the preface to this new edition, the authors write: ``We have decided not to revise Approval Voting, except to make minor corrections to the initial text". I can only refer to my review of the first edition and add that I think that, even after nearly 25 years, this is the best place to learn about Approval Voting, a major voting procedure. This is the extemely rare example of a book that does not look its age." --Maurice Salles for Zentralblatt MATH