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