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: Kava: The Pacific Drug . Vincent Lebot, Mark Merlin, Lamont Lindstrom

Mac Marshall
1994 American Anthropologist  
Vincent Lebot, Mark Merlin, and Lamont Lindstrom. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992. 268 pp.  ...  Lebot, Merlin, and Lindstrom are to be congratulated for writing the definitive work on “the Pacific drug.” It is an absolutely outstanding piece of work.  ... 
doi:10.1525/aa.1994.96.1.02a00250 fatcat:k6gg5o3gxfajjgoety2luhkh7m

The Copeland method

Donald G. Saari, Vincent R. Merlin
1996 Economic Theory  
A central political and decision science issue is to understand how election outcomes can change with the choice of a procedure or the slate of candidates. These questions are answered for the important Copeland method (CM) where, with a geometric approach, we characterize all relationships among the rankings of positional voting methods and the CM. Then, we characterize all ways CM rankings can vary as candidates enter or leave the election. In this manner new CM strengths and flaws are detected.
doi:10.1007/bf01212012 fatcat:5a72p7zsofg2xmzzg7zpigoyga

On avoiding vote swapping

Sebastian Bervoets, Vincent Merlin
2015 Social Choice and Welfare  
These options allow for great flexibility in the design of partitions and this in large part explains the results obtained in Bervoets and Merlin (2011).  ...  It implies that the issues raised in Bervoets and Merlin (2011) about gerrymander-proof representative democracies are not the result of too much flexibility being offered to the manipulator.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00355-015-0923-2 fatcat:j4a3enueefcpbicx7fszttompi

Coincidence of Condorcet committees

Eric Kamwa, Vincent Merlin
2017 Social Choice and Welfare  
Vincent Merlin acknowledges the support from the project ANR-14-CE24-0007-01 CoCoRICo-CoDec.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00355-017-1079-z fatcat:no6w6sn2dnfq7fucng6yd2zfpa

Stability and Manipulation in Representative Democracies

Sebastian Bervoets, Vincent R. Merlin
2006 Social Science Research Network  
Feix, Lepelley, Merlin and Rouet (2004) have suggested that the way to attribute mandates to a state should minimize the probability of electing a candidate who does not obtain the majority of the popular  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1012290 fatcat:kyj67vyuqnd4jovjds2wmbxwku

Scoring run-off paradoxes for variable electorates

Dominique Lepelley, Vincent Merlin
2001 Economic Theory  
We just present here the results of the main computations; for more details see also Tataru and Merlin (1997) and Merlin, Tataru and Valognes (2000) .  ...  A similar argument is used by Merlin (1996) to describe the properties of scoring run-offs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/pl00004103 fatcat:shopaqct6vbojmtu6nxb6vg4ey

Gerrymander-proof representative democracies

Sebastian Bervoets, Vincent Merlin
2011 International Journal of Game Theory  
Feix, Lepelley, Merlin and Rouet (2004) proposed that the way mandates are attributed to a state should minimize the probability of electing a candidate who does not obtain the majority.  ...  Merlin acknoledges the financial support from the ANR ComSoc research project (ANR-09-BLAN-0305) † CNRS -GREQAM and IDEP -Centre de la Vieille Charité -2, rue de la charité -13002 Marseille, France.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00182-011-0298-2 fatcat:uenwgm3hxffmbovm6q5zsqflyy

Representation of the citizens in a federal union

Vincent Merlin
2018 Humanistyka i Przyrodoznawstwo  
Merlin, J.L. Rouet, The Probability of US Presendential Type Election Paradoxes, "Economic Theory" 2004, no. 23, p. 227-258.  ...  Merlin, J.L. Rouet, L. Vidu, Majority Efficient Representation of the Citizens in a Federal Union, "Mimeo" 2006. 20 See H. Nurmi, Voting Paradoxes, and how to deal with them?  ... 
doi:10.31648/hip.571 fatcat:ymd5elzoybepjgsus5pjo3lkjm

Vote trading and subset sums

Sebastian Bervoets, Vincent Merlin, Gerhard J. Woeginger
2015 Operations Research Letters  
Bervoets and Merlin [1] perform an axiomatic analysis of the problem of vote trading, as well as of the closely related problem of gerrymandering.  ...  This vote trading mechanism raises a number of ethical issues that are discussed for instance by Randazza [8] , Hartvigsen [6] and Bervoets and Merlin [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.orl.2014.12.007 fatcat:6tar2vzisvbfba3itfrqq5tmau

Impact of Meteorological Uncertainties in the Methane Retrieval Ground Segment of the MERLIN Lidar Mission

Vincent Cassé, Olivier Chomette, Cyril Crevoisier, Fabien Gibert, Radmila Brožková, Ryad El Khatib, Frédéric Nahan
2022 Atmosphere  
MERLIN (MEthane Remote sensing LIdar missioN) is a Franco-German space mission designed to provide weighted columns of atmospheric methane through an inversion of the lidar signal using a priori information  ...  With the LIDSIM (LIDar SIMulator) data simulator and the PROLID (PROcessor LIDar) inversion processor developed for MERLIN, we perform an impact experiment using ECMWF (European Centre for Medium Weather  ...  With these estimates, in the case of MERLIN, Bousquet et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos13030431 fatcat:3qfokxuyzfhghfoydw3pgqvqtq

The axiomatic characterizations of majority voting and scoring rules

Vincent Merlin
2003 Mathématiques et sciences humaines  
Merlin and Naeve [1999] .  ...  Since this pioneering works, this approach has been successfully used by Merlin and Saari for the analysis of the Copeland method [Saari and Merlin, 1996] , [Merlin and Saari, 1997 There is no more  ... 
doi:10.4000/msh.2919 fatcat:guty2ltxijh2vhvh5usz63rby4

On the likelihood of Condorcet's profiles

Vincent Merlin, Monica Tataru, Fabrice Valognes
2002 Social Choice and Welfare  
We apply the techniques of Merlin, Tataru and Valognes [17] to evaluate P for a large population under the Impartial Culture condition.  ...  Merlin [20] ).  ...  They have been first introduced by Saari and Tataru [21] and developed in a couple of papers by Tataru and Merlin [23] and Merlin, Tataru and Valognes [17] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s355-002-8332-y fatcat:5j4ydnweqng3tm7tgrtqgz6yzi

A geometric examination of Kemeny's rule

Donald G. Saari, Vincent R. Merlin
2000 Social Choice and Welfare  
When we started this work, Merlin was visiting The Center for Political Economy at Washington University (Fall, 1996); he thanks his host N. Scho®eld. We thank M.  ...  (For BC-CM comparisons, see Saari and Merlin [21] .)  ...  The k V 5 result follows from the arguments of Saari and Merlin [21] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s003550050171 fatcat:rqc2arwk6jgcpah6mctviimbqu

The Copeland method I.: Relationships and the dictionary

Donald G. Saari, Vincent R. Merlin
1996 Economic Theory  
A central political and decision science issue is to understand how election outcomes can change with the choice of a procedure or the slate of candidates. These questions are answered for the important Copeland method (CM) where, with a geometric approach, we characterize all relationships among the rankings of positional voting methods and the CM. Then, we characterize all ways CM rankings can vary as candidates enter or leave the election. In this manner new CM strengths and flaws are detected.
doi:10.1007/s001990050077 fatcat:vpp4nkyiajchrdskh3cmftij4e

ON THE CHACTERISTIC NUMBERS OF VOTING GAMES

MATHIEU MARTIN, VINCENT MERLIN
2006 International Game Theory Review  
This paper deals with the non-emptiness of the stability set for any proper voting game. We present an upper bound on the number of alternatives which guarantees the non emptiness of this solution concept. We show that this bound is greater than or equal to the one given by Le Breton and Salles [6] for quota games.
doi:10.1142/s0219198906001156 fatcat:zlmuhufb5fa75jufr36pkac52i
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