A mathematical look at democracy.
With a bit of maths, yes!
Are these methods fair?
Unfortunately the answer is no, not perfectly. Find out more here.
How does the voting system for the European Parliament elections work?
How should the seats in the European Parliament be allocated?
Should we let go of the "one person, one vote" principle?
Why a perfect voting system is mathematically impossible.
Is there a perfect voting system? In the 1950s the economist Kenneth Arrow asked himself this question and found that the answer is no, at least in the setting he imagined.
Much criticism has been levelled at the US voting system, and with this being election year, we're bound to hear more of it. In this article Steven J. Brams proposes an alternative voting system that could help make things more democratic.