A Tool Kit for Voting Theory

Donald G. Saari

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

A Tool Kit for Voting Theory

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Political Economy
  • Political Behaviour


Show Summary Details


This article lists down some results that can serve as useful tools to analyze actual elections. It first looks at representing profiles, which enumerate the number of voters who have each ranking of the candidates. Procedure line and hulls are used to provide a display of the different outcomes of computing tallies. The article moves on to the ‘axiomatic representations’ of voting rules, and then looks at how the ‘will of the voters’ is determined. Finally, the theorems of Arrow's, Sen's, and Gibbard-Satterthwaite are discussed.

Keywords: analysis tools; representing profiles; procedure line and hulls; computing tallies; axiomatic representations; will of the voters; theorems

Article.  7854 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy ; Political Behaviour

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.