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Evaluation and Optimization of Electoral Systems

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Evaluation and Optimization of Electoral Systems by Pietro Grilli Di Cortona
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This monograph offers a systematic quantitative approach to the analysis, evaluation and design of electoral systems. Today, electoral reform is of concern to newborn democracies as well as many old ones. The authors use mathematical models and automatic procedures, when possible, to solve some of the problems that arise in the comparison of existing systems, as well as in the construction of new ones. One distinctive feature of the book is the emphasis on single- and multiple-criteria optimization methods. This powerful tool kit should help political researchers evaluate and choose an appropriate electoral system. Targetted toward mathematically trained scientists (applied mathematicians, operations researchers and statisticians) and written in clear and simple language, this monograph is largely accessible to political and social scientists as well. A basic knowledge of elementary set theory and integer programming and graph theory is advisable, although not essential, to fully appreciate some technical features.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1987
Contributor
Series edited by Peter Hammer
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Pages
246
Dimensions
152x228x15
ISBN-13
9780898714227
Product ID
1836132

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