[EM] Trees and single-winner methods

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax abd at lomaxdesign.com
Thu Mar 15 23:06:32 PDT 2007

At 12:20 PM 3/15/2007, Chris Benham wrote:
>Yes of course, but I don't regard the nomination process as part of the
>election method.

This is the narrow view. One could consider the term "election 
method" to be broader than that.

The broadest definition would be the process by which a group of 
people come to a common decision. Obviously, nomination, as we 
understand it, is part of this process.

Or you could confine "election method," as Chris does, to a very 
specific kind of process, perhaps requiring a ballot, with the 
contents of the ballot as a given.

Given that my interest is in actual systemic reform, my own interest 
is with the broad concept of methods of social choice. 

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