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An Application of Voting Theory to Congress (UMAP)

James M. Enelow


Mathematics Topic:
Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics
Application Areas:
American politics, voting theory
Prerequisites:
High school algebra; elementary probability theory; elementary utility theory; ability to understand tree diagrams

| ©1980 by COMAP, Inc. | 22 pages |


The purpose of this module is to allow students to gain an understanding of how a simple theory of voting can be used to analyze strategic voting in Congress.

Table of Contents:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. AN EXPECTED UTILITY THEORY OF SOPHISTICATED VOTING

3. THE MATHIAS AMENDMENT TO THE 1966 CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

4. THE SALT II TREATY

5. CONCLUSION

6. ANSWERS TO EXERCISES