A nail-biting election

Steven J. Brams, Peter C. Fishburn

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    Abstract

    In the first competitive election for President of the Social Choice and Welfare Society, the (official) approval-voting winner differed from the (hypothetical) Borda count winner, who was also the Condorcet winner. But because the election was essentially a toss-up, it is impossible to say who should have won. The election for Council was more true to form of other professional-society elections, with the winners identical, and even their rankings almost duplicative, under both voting systems.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)409-414
    Number of pages6
    JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Economics and Econometrics

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