Papers and books related to Range Voting

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(Also includes "Approval Voting," the special case of range voting when only max/min votes are allowed; and voting fraud and democracy failure generally)

  1. Amy, D.: Real Choices/New Voices: The Case for Proportional Representation Elections in the United States, Columbia Univ. Press, New York, 1993.
  2. Bailey, Martin J. (with editing by Nicolaus Tideman): Constitution for a future country, Palgrave 2001.
  3. M.L. Balinski & H. Peyton Young: Fair Representation: Meeting the Ideal of One Person, One Vote (2nd edition), Brookings Institution Press 2001. Young also wrote a more accessible essay summarizing his thoughts for the layman.
  4. Robert J. Barro: Determinants of Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study, MIT Press, Cambridge MA 1997, ISBN=0-262-02421-7.
  5. Bordley, Robert F.: A pragmatic method for evaluating election schemes through simulation, Amer. Polit. Sci. Rev. 77 (1983) 123-141.
  6. Brams, Steven J. & Fishburn, Peter C.: Approval Voting, Birkhauser, Boston 1983.
  7. Brams, Steven J. & Fishburn, Peter C.: Going from Theory to Practice:The Mixed Success of Approval Voting [Downloadable!]
  8. Brams, Steven J. & Fishburn, Peter C.: Approval Voting in Scientific and Engineering Societies, Group Decision and Negotiation 1 (April 1992) 44-55. [Downloadable!]
  9. Brams, Steven J. & Hansen, M.W., and Orrison, M.E.: Dead Heat: The 2006 Public Choice Society Election, to appear in Public Choice 2006-2007. [Downloadable!]
  10. Campbell, Donald E. & Kelly, Jerry S.: A strategy-proofness characterization of majority rule, Economic Theory 22 (2003) 557-568. [Downloadable!]
  11. Campbell, Tracy: Deliver the Vote A history of election fraud, an American Political tradition – 1742-2004 Carroll & Graf NY 2005. ISBN=0-7867-1591-X.
  12. Caro, Robert A.: Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 2), Alfred A. Knopf; Vintage (reprint edition 1991).
  13. deHaven-Smith, Lance: The Battle for Florida: An Annotated Compendium Of Materials From The 2000 Presidential Election, University Press of Florida (June 2005), ISBN=0813028191.
  14. Klaus Deininger & Lyn Squire: New ways of looking at old issues: inequality and growth, J. Development Economics 57,2 (1998) 259-287. There is also a "layman's summary."
  15. Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick: American Political Scandals, Franklin Watts 1992.
  16. Peter C Fishburn & William V Gehrlein: An analysis of simple two-stage voting systems, Behavioral Science 21,1 (January 1976) 1-12.
  17. Gumbel, Andrew: Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, Nation Books 2005, ISBN=1560256761. (If your computer has speakers, you can listen to this RadioNation podcast of Gumbel discussing the contents of his book:
  18. Hain, Peter: Proportional MISrepresentation, The case against PR in Britain, Wildwood House 1986.
  19. Phillips, Richard Hayes: Witness to a Crime: A Citizen's Audit of an American Election, Kent State University Press will release it in spring 2007.
  20. Hillinger, Claude, 2005. "The Case for Utilitarian Voting," Discussion Papers in Economics 653, University of Munich, Department of Economics. [Downloadable!]
  21. Hillinger, Claude, 2004. "On The Possibility Of Democracy And Rational Collective Choice," Discussion Papers in Economics 429, University of Munich, Department of Economics. [Downloadable!]
  22. Hillinger, Claude, 2004. "Voting and the Cardinal Aggregation of Judgments," Discussion Papers in Economics 353, University of Munich, Department of Economics. [Downloadable!]
  23. Hillinger, Claude, 2004. "Utilitarian Collective Choice and Voting," Discussion Papers in Economics 473, University of Munich, Department of Economics. [Downloadable!]
  24. Hillinger, C, 1969. "The Measurement of Utility," Review of Economic Studies, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 36(105), pages 111-16.
  25. E.V.Huntington: The Apportionment of Representatives in Congress, (pdf) Transactions Amer. Math'l. Soc. 30,1 (Jan 1928) 85-110. [Downloadable!]
  26. Johnson, Paul E.: Voting Systems (pdf). [Downloadable!]
  27. Katz, Richard S.: A theory of parties and electoral systems, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press 1980.
  28. Kennedy, Robert F. Jr.: Was the 2004 Election Stolen?, Rolling Stone Magazine, 1 June 2006. Prof. Dan Tokaji's detailed response to the Kennedy piece
  29. Kolesar, Robert J.: Communism, Race, and the Defeat of Proportional Representation in Cold War America, New England Historical Association Conference (Amherst College, Massachusetts, 20 April, 1996). [Downloadable!]
  30. Lakeman, Enid, & Lambert, James D: Voting in Democracies, Faber & Faber, London 1955 and 1959.
  31. Laslier, Jean-Francois & Karine Vander Straeten: Approval Voting: An Experiment during the French 2002 Presidential Election. That as an English-language abbreviated version. The full French-language version is #2003-007 here. [Downloadable!]
  32. Levin, J. & Nalebuff, B.: An introduction to vote-counting schemes, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9, 1 (1995) 3-26.
  33. Lines, Marji: Approval voting and strategic analysis, a Venetian example, Theory & Decision 20,2 (1986) 155-172.
  34. Merrill, Samuel: Making multicandidate elections more democratic, Princeton Univ. Press 1988.
  35. Miller, Mark Crispin: None Dare Call It Stolen – Ohio, the election, and America's servile press, Harpers Magazine (August 2005). This article is available online. [Downloadable!]
  36. Nurmi, Hannu J.: Comparing Voting Systems, Kluwer 1987.
  37. Nurmi, Hannu J.: Voting paradoxes and how to deal with them, Springer 1999.
  38. Overton, Spencer: Stealing Democracy, the new politics of voter suppression, W.W. Norton 2006.
  39. Palast, Greg: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters Penguin 2003. (Paperback best seller by superb investigative reporter. Highly educational and myth-busting.) ISBN=1841197149.
  40. Perkins, John: Confessions of an economic hit man, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ISBN=1576753018
  41. Poundstone, William: Gaming the Vote, Hill & Wang 2008. "Not a review"
  42. Prados, John: Presidents' secret wars, William Morrow NY 1988.
  43. Reilly, Benjamin: Social Choice in the South Seas: Electoral Innovation and the Borda Count in the Pacific Island Countries, International Political Science Review 23,4 (Oct. 2002) 355-372. [Downloadable!]
  44. Simmons, Matthew R.: Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, J.Wiley 2005.
  45. Smith, Warren D.: Range Voting, #56 here. (There are plans to revise this paper...) [Downloadable!]
  46. Smith, Warren D.: Voting schemes based on candidate-orderings or discrete choices regarded as harmful, #59 here. [Downloadable!]
  47. Smith, Warren D.: Candidate incentives under different voting systems, and the self-reinforcing deterioration of US democracy, #76 here. [Downloadable!]
  48. Smith, Warren D.: Reweighted range voting -- new multiwinner voting method, #78 here. [Downloadable!]
  49. Smith, Warren D.: The voting impossibilities of Arrow and of Gibbard & Satterthwaite, #79 here. [Downloadable!]
  50. Smith, Warren D., Quintal, Jacqueline N., Greene, Douglas S.: What if the 2004 US presidential election had been held using Range or Approval voting?, #82 here. [Downloadable!]
  51. Straffin, Philip D.: Topics in the Theory of Voting, Boston Birkhauser 1980.
  52. Tavits, Margit: The size of government in majoritarian and consensus democracies, Comparative Political Studies 37,3 (April 2004) 340-359.
  53. Tideman, Nicolaus: Collective Decisions and Voting: The Potential for Public Choice, Ashgate 2006, ISBN=0 7546 4717 X. Advertising flyer (pdf), Table of contents (pdf), Preface (pdf), Index (pdf). BOOK REVIEW by us.
  54. Tatu Vanhanen (with contributions by other authors): Prospects of democracy, a study of 172 countries, Routledge, London & NY 1997.
  55. Tatu Vanhanen: Democratization: a comparative analysis of 170 countries Routledge (Research in comparative politics #7) London & NY 2003.
  56. Tatu Vanhanen: The Emergence of Democracy: A comparative study of 119 states, 1850-1979 (Helsinki, 1984).
  57. Weber, Robert J.: Approval voting, Journal of Economic Perspectives 9, 1 (1995) 39-49. [Downloadable!]
  58. Winger, Richard: How many parties ought to be on ballot? Election Law Journal 5,2 (2006) 170-200.
  59. Woodall, Douglas R: Monotonocity of single-seat preferential election rules, Discrete Applied Maths 77 (1997) 81-98. [Downloadable!]
  60. Yergin, Daniel: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, Simon & Schuster, NY 1991.

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