News from the world of maths: Election questions

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Election questions

Gaffes, murder plots, and hockey mums — the US election circus is in full swing. Personality politics is partly a consequence of the first-past-the-post system — but what are the alternatives? Can any system guarantee to represent the will of the people? Do opinion polls manage to capture its voice? The following selection of Plus articles provides mathematical answers, insights and paradoxes.

Happy reading!

posted by Plus @ 1:24 PM



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