Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.2 Flaws of Voting Methods - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 860: 6



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It is impossible for any democratic voting system to satisfy each of the fairness criteria. A mathematician called Kenneth Arrow demonstrated in 1952 that there is no voting system which is able to satisfy all the fairness criteria. This theorem is called Arrow's Impossibility Theorem.
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