Publisher description for Social choice and the mathematics of manipulation / Alan D. Taylor.


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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Voting Mathematical models, Social choice Mathematical models, Political science Mathematical models, Game theory