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Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After

  • Manfred J Holler
  • Hannu Nurmi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Manfred J. Holler, Hannu Nurmi
    Pages 1-24
  3. Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ian Carter
      Pages 27-62
    3. Matthew Braham
      Pages 63-69
  4. Voting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Dan S. Felsenthal, Moshé Machover
      Pages 73-86
    3. Friedrich Pukelsheim, Peter Leutgäb
      Pages 123-135
    4. Annick Laruelle, Federico Valenciano
      Pages 137-149
    5. Gianfranco Gambarelli, Arsen Palestini
      Pages 169-186
    6. Evan Schnidman, Norman Schofield
      Pages 187-227
  5. The Measurement of Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. J. M. Alonso-Meijide, B. Casas-Méndez, M. G. Fiestras-Janeiro
      Pages 231-245
    3. Rafel Amer, Francesc Carreras
      Pages 247-263
    4. Mika Widgrén, Stefan Napel
      Pages 265-281
    5. Maria Montero
      Pages 283-299
    6. José M. Alonso-Meijide, Balbina Casas-Méndez, M. Gloria Fiestras-Janeiro, Manfred J. Holler, Andreas Nohn
      Pages 301-313

About this book


The developments over a thirty-year time span in the study of power, especially voting power, are traced in this book, which provides an up-to-date overview of applications of n-person game theory to the study of power in multimember bodies. Other theories that shed light on power distribution (e.g. aggregation theory) are treated as well. The book revisits the themes discussed in the well-known 1982 publication "Power, Voting and Voting Power" (edited by Manfred J. Holler). Thirty years later this essential topic has been taken up again and many of the authors from its predecessor participate here again in discussing the state-of-the-art, demonstrating the achievements of three decades of intensive research, and pointing the way to key issues for future work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred J Holler
    • 1
  • Hannu Nurmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of SocioEconomics, Department of EconomicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and, Contemporary HistoryUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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