[EM] Tideman paper?

Rob LeGrand honky1998 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 19 00:12:22 PST 2002

Samuel Merrill's 1988 book Making Multicandidate Elections More Democratic
refers to a 1981 paper by Nicolaus Tideman called The Relative Attractiveness
of Voting Rules.  Merrill writes, "Tideman studied . . . the resistance to
strategic voting of the single-vote plurality, Borda, Hare, and Black systems,
as well as a Condorcet completion method adapted from Dodgson . . .  To assess
manipulability, Tideman measured the (harmonic) mean of the fraction of the
electorate required to manipulate the outcome.  The Borda count and the
single-vote plurality systems were found by this measure to be the most
manipulable, whereas the Hare and Dodgson systems were found to be the least
manipulable."  Has anyone seen this paper?  Does anyone have any idea how I
might be able to find it?

Rob LeGrand
honky98 at aggies.org

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