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Events

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Featured Events

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Voting Power and Procedures|

This collection of essays honouring Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover, edited by the Centre's VPP Project Leader Rudolf Fara (LSE) and Research Associates Dennis Leech (U of Warwick) and Maurice Salles (U of Caen), reconsiders foundational aspects of the measurement of voting power. The specific case of voting power in two-tier systems - for instance the US system and the EU system - is analysed. Furthermore major power indices - Penrose, Banzhaf, Shapley-Shubik and others - are revisited. The book proposes new voting procedures and studies well-known procedures and/or apportionment methods either from a technical or historical point of view.

 
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Electoral Systems|

Edited by Centre Research Associates Dan Felsenthal (University of Haifa) and Moshé Machover (King's College London and LSE), both theoretical and empirical aspects of single- and multi-winner voting procedures are presented in this collection of papers. Starting from a discussion of the underlying principles of democratic representation, the volume includes a description of a great variety of voting procedures. It lists and illustrates their susceptibility to the main voting paradoxes, assesses (under various models of voters' preferences) the probability of paradoxical outcomes, and discusses the relevance of the theoretical results to the choice of voting system.

 

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