On Huntington Methods of Apportionment

Balinski, M.L. & Young, H.P. (1977). On Huntington Methods of Apportionment. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-77-002

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A (generalized) Huntington method for apportioning representatives among states, or seats among parties, is one which distributes seats one by one by using a rank index that determines how deserving a state, or party, is to receive the next available seat. A characterization of these methods is given by two basic properties: consistency and house monotonicity.

The arguments used to establish this result are combinatorial in nature and use classical theorems concerning partial orders and their representation by a real-valued function.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/713

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