[EM] Popularization article (in French) about the mathematics of democraty
Remi.Peyre at iecn.u-nancy.fr
Tue Mar 13 16:09:59 PDT 2012
As announced a few months ago, I have been writing a popularization
article about the mathematics of democraty for a web-based French free
journal called /Images des Mathématiques/.
It may interest some of you (among those who can read French, I mean;-))
to take a glimpse on this work. To this end, I have put a copy on the
article on my personal website:
For the time being, this article is in its refereeing process, so, if
you have any comments to make, /whatever they may be/, do not hesitate
to send them to me: I would take them with much interest!
I mention that this article is intended to be accessible to everyone,
except for the parts labelled «piste bleue» (which may require a little
knowledge in mathematics), «piste rouge» (which require roughly a basic
high-school level), «piste noire» (which are too hard for high school
students, but should remain accessible to young university students in
mathematics) and «hors piste» (almost only understandible by
I also mention that this article is planned to be the first one of a
series of three (but the two later articles may take still much
time...), the second planned article being devoted to the Condorcet
criterion and the third one to some voting methods suggested by
mathematical theories (approval voting and voting by two-players game
Nash equilibria [following an idea by Myerson]).
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