Social Choice and the Mathematics of Manipulation by Alan D. TaylorSocial Choice and the Mathematics of Manipulation by Alan D. Taylor

Social Choice and the Mathematics of Manipulation

byAlan D. Taylor

Hardcover | May 9, 2005

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Honesty in voting is not always the best policy. This is a book for mathematicians, political scientists, economists and philosophers who want to understand how it is impossible to devise a reasonable voting system in which voters can never gain by submitting a disingenuous ballot. The book requires no prerequisites except a willingness to follow rigorous mathematical arguments.
Alan D. Taylor is Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Mathematics at Union College.
Title:Social Choice and the Mathematics of ManipulationFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 9, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521810523

ISBN - 13:9780521810524


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem; 3. Additional results for single-valued elections; 4. The Duggan-Schwartz theorem; 5. Additional results for multi-valued elections; 6. Ballots that rank sets; 7. Elections with outcomes that are lotteries; 8. Elections with variable agendas; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Taylor's book gives an excellent overview of many results stemming from Gibbard's and Satterthwaite's original analysis...The general organization of the book is excellent. This is truly a wonderful book and it can be recommended to mathematicians looking for applications in the social sciences" - Marice Salles