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Saving Democracy from Arrow's Paradox (youtube video)

        

Saving Democracy from Arrow's Paradox (youtube video)

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Here is an example which will illustrate the flaw in the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system used in the Presidential elections in the US and India. Consider what happens when there are five Presidential candidates A, B, C, D, E and the electoral college consists of 501 electors. Suppose 251 electors have given their preference order as ABCDE (A preferred most and E preferred least) and the remaining 250 electors have their preference as BCDEA. Most people would agree that B should be elected... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: May 18, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 18, 2009
Submitter: Kannan Nambiar
Keywords: voting system, fractional, democracy arrow paradox, presidential election, india, fvs, axiom, united states

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