University of Cambridge > > Churchill CompSci Talks > In Search of the Perfect Voting System

In Search of the Perfect Voting System

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Jasper Lee.

What makes a good voting system? Can we ever hope to achieve a perfect one? I will give a few examples of systems currently in use and how they compare in order to explore these questions further.

I will begin by examining a few criteria for a good voting system, then use these to analyse some existing systems. Lastly we will look at Arrow’s impossibility theorem and show the contradictive nature of voting when trying to aggregate individuals’ preferences into a single, rational and community-wide preference.

This talk is part of the Churchill CompSci Talks series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


© 2006-2024, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity