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A Better Way to Choose?

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Science  31 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5902, pp. 680-681
DOI: 10.1126/science.1165974

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Mathematics and Democracy. Designing Better Voting and Fair-Division Procedures. By Steven J. Brams. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2008. 389 pp. Paper, $27.95, £16.95. ISBN 9780691133218.

Brams uses social choice and game theory to argue for procedures that allow voters to better express their preferences and disputants to divide goods more fairly.