Consequences of Reversing Preferences

Saari, Donald G.; Barney, Steven
September 2003
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2003, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p17
Academic Journal
Reports on mathematical problems faced while declaring the outcomes of an election. Impact of reversing the election ranking of candidates on the outcome of an election; Positional methods used by mathematician William Riker to address problems related to political science; Mathematical ways to find out the reversed profile of a candidate.


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