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Gaming the vote : why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it), William Poundstone

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Gaming the vote : why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it)
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Gaming the vote
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why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it)
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William Poundstone
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Language
eng
Summary
At least five U.S. presidential elections have been won by the second most popular candidate, because of "spoilers"--minor candidates who take enough votes away from the most popular candidate to tip the election. The spoiler effect is a consequence of the "impossibility theorem," discovered by Nobel laureate economist Kenneth Arrow, which asserts that voting is fundamentally unfair--and political strategists are exploiting the mathematical faults of the simple majority vote. This book presents a solution to the spoiler problem: a system called range voting, already widely used on the Internet, is the fairest voting method of all, according to computer studies. Range voting remains controversial, however, and author Poundstone assesses the obstacles confronting any attempt to change the American electoral system.--From publisher description
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.P68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Gaming the vote : why elections aren't fair (and what we can do about it), William Poundstone
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-324) and index
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780809048939
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036770
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ill.
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(OCoLC)156818830

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