Contents Preface i x Acknowledgments xii i 1 What' s S o Goo d abou t Majorit y Rule ? 1 The Mayo r o f Stickeyville 1 Anonymity, Neutrality , an d Monotonicit y 3 Majority Rul e an d May' s Theore m 5 Quota System s 6 Back t o May' s Theore m 1 0 Questions fo r Furthe r Stud y 1 1 Answers t o Starre d Question s 1 3 2 Perot , Nader , an d Othe r Inconvenience s 1 7 The Pluralit y Metho d 1 8 The Bord a Coun t 2 0 Preference Order s 2 2 Back t o Bord a 2 4 May's Theore m Revisite d 2 6 Questions fo r Furthe r Stud y 2 8 Answers t o Starre d Question s 3 3 3 Bac k int o th e Rin g 3 7 Condorcet Winner s an d Loser s 3 9 Sequential Pairwis e Votin g 4 3 v

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