Difference between revisions of "Voting Theory"
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- 1 Voting Theory
- 1.1 history of voting theory
- 1.2 ways to vote
- 1.3 ways to count the votes
- 1.4 paradoxes in voting
- 1.5 requirements from a voting system
- 1.6 Impossibility theorems
- 1.7 Positive and negative points for each voting type.
- 1.8 Relation Between Voting Theory and other Fields
- 1.9 Sources to know more
Voting Theory is the study that explores ways in which people can express their preferences among a finite series of options, and through an algorithm decide which choice should be taken as a society. It is in general considered at the base of the Democracy.
history of voting theory
Although there are more ancient examples of some intuitive studies of Voting Theory, usually the field is considered to be born immediately after the French Revolution. It was in the context of trying to build a perfect democratic society that the first precise mathematical studies were done on the possible different ways of vote.