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245 00 Evaluation and optimization of electoral systems
       |h[electronic resource] /|cPietro Grilli di Cortona ... 
       [et al.]. 
260    Philadelphia, Pa. :|bSociety for Industrial and Applied 
       Mathematics (SIAM, 3600 Market Street, Floor 6, 
       Philadelphia, PA 19104),|c1999. 
300    1 electronic text (xvi, 230 p.) :|bill., 1 map, digital 
       file. 
490 1  SIAM monographs on discrete mathematics and applications ;
       |v1 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-225) and 
       index. 
505 0  Preface -- Part One. Classification and evaluation of 
       electoral systems -- 1. The four phases of an electoral 
       process -- 2. A unified description of electoral systems -
       - 3. Performance of an electoral system -- Part Two. 
       Designing electoral systems -- 4. No electoral system is 
       perfect -- 5. Basic properties for electoral formulas -- 
       6. Integer optimization approach -- 7. Rewarded and 
       punished parties -- 8. Mixed electoral systems -- Part 
       Three. Designing electoral districts -- 9. Traps in 
       electoral district plans -- 10. Criteria for political 
       districting -- 11. Indicators for political districting --
       12. Optimization models -- Part Four. The process of 
       electoral reform, a retrospective critical view of a 
       political scientist -- 13. A difficult crossroad -- 14. 
       The planning and politics of political reform -- Part 
       Five. A short guide to the literature. 
506    Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text 
       purchasers. 
520 3  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 will help 
       political researchers evaluate and choose an appropriate 
       electoral system. 
530    Also available in print version. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
538    System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
588    Title from title screen, viewed 12/30/2010. 
650  0 Elections|xMathematical models. 
653    Elections 
653    Mathematical models 
653    Electorial systems 
653    Optimization models 
653    Political districting 
700 1  Grilli Di Cortona, Pietro. 
710 2  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 
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830  0 SIAM monographs on discrete mathematics and applications ;
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