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Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes: Social Choice Analysis 1st Edition

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"Donald G. Saari is a mathematician, economist, systems engineer, and astronomer who has brought profound new insights into the theory of voting and social choice. Through his sophisticated methodology based on dynamical systems theory, mechanism design, topology, and geometry, he has thoroughly invigorated this largely combinatorics- and algebra-oriented field of research. It is no exaggeration to say that Saari is a leading social choice theorist of our time. The future generations of social choice theorists will certainly find much inspiration and profound insights in this book. For anyone working in the field of voting and social choice the book will provide a rich collection of results, methodological tools, and challenging open problems."
Hannu Nurmi, Academy of Finland

"Donald Saari provides not only an engaging and accessible explanation of the celebrated dictatorial theorems of Arrow, Sen, and Chichilnisky but also an intuitive argument for why we should not be surprised by the negative results of these seminal theorems. More importantly, Disposing Dictators, Demystifying Voting Paradoxes describes how to obtain positive versions of the theorems. In his usual compelling style, Saari challenges all current and future scholars in social choice to avoid becoming mired in technical difficulties and to strive for similar positive results that will inform and shape the voting procedures in our political and organizational structures."
Tommy Ratliff, Wheaton College

"Arrow's theorem is at the origin of the birth of modern social choice theory in the late 1940s and 1950s. Sen's theorem on liberalism and the Pareto principle (published in 1970) created an upsurge of fundamental studies in the so-called non-welfaristic issues in normative economics. Both results are essentially negative (impossibilities). Saari, in this book, demonstrates that we must not overestimate these negative aspects. Particularly noteworthy are the remarkable presentations of the topological approach to social choice and of the generic stability of the core of voting games (including a very short introduction to a new solution concept, the finesse point), where Saari, once again, shows his wonderful pedagogical talent."
Maurice Salles, University of Caen

"This book is definitely of interest to students and researchers from many different areas having to deal with aggregation problems. But even if one knew all of Saari's work already, it is always most entertaining and illuminating to see how he again succeeds in communicating highly technical details in a simple and elegant way. Hence, there is a lot to learn from this book for everyone who cares about whether voters elect what they really want."
Christian Klamler, Mathematical Reviews

"Professor Saari's new book is a refreshing and original insight into the most prevalent theme ni the Social Choice literature of the second half of the 20th century: Voting Paradoxes...I strongly recommend the book to those interested in the subject matter."
Perspectives on Politics, Itai Sened, Washington University in St. Louis

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For over two centuries, bad news and negative assertions expressed in innumerable voting paradoxes and theorems asserting the impossibility of doing what seems to be natural in voting and decision rules have frustrated progress in several academic areas. This book is the first to provide a positive take on the area.

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