Accession Number : AD0787586
Title : Measuring Power in Weighted Voting Systems.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Personal Author(s) : Lucas,William F.
Report Date : SEP 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 92
Abstract : The Shapley-Shubik and Banzhaf indices for measuring power in weighted voting schemes are discussed, along with techniques for computing these in the case of a large number of voters. The application of these power indices to a large number of voting structures is reviewed, including the U.S. Electoral College. Several additional research projects are suggested. (Author)
Descriptors : *Political science, *Operations research, Power, Mathematical models, Transfer, Game theory, Programmed instruction, Indexes(Ratios), United States Government, Universities, Organizations, Group dynamics
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE