A Mathematical Analysis of an Election System Proposed by Gottlob Frege

@article{Harrenstein2019AMA,
  title={A Mathematical Analysis of an Election System Proposed by Gottlob Frege},
  author={Paul Harrenstein and Marie-Louise Lackner and M. Lackner},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1907.03643}
}
  • Paul Harrenstein, Marie-Louise Lackner, M. Lackner
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics
  • ArXiv
  • In 1998 a long-lost proposal for an election law by Gottlob Frege (1848--1925) was rediscovered in the Thuringer Universitats- und Landesbibliothek in Jena, Germany. Frege's method for the election of representatives of a constituency features a remarkable concern for the representation of minorities. Its core idea is that votes cast for unelected candidates are carried over to the next election, while the elected candidates incur a cost of winning. We prove that this sensitivity to past… CONTINUE READING
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