Consensus Under Fuzziness / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $195.29
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 27%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $195.29   
  • New (3) from $195.29   
  • Used (1) from $324.65   


This work focuses on consensus formation in multiperson decision-making groups using imprecise information. The editors have solicited and organized important contributions on this subject from leading experts in the field. The well-known contributors include Ronald Yager, Henri Prade, George Klier, and János Fodor, among others. These contributions are original and are concerned with issues related to modeling and monitoring of consensus-reaching processes under fuzzy preferences and fuzzy majorities. The chapters include an array of paradigms, tools and techniques that can help develop new analytical tools for consensus-reaching processes.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Describes an array of paradigms, tools, and techniques for analyzing consensus formation in multiperson decision making groups using imprecise information in political or business contexts. The topics include fuzziness and the normative theory of social choice, the dichotomous approach to soft consensus measurement, protocol for negotiations among multiple intelligent agents, consensus for decomposable measures, and case studies of Poland and the Systems Research Institute. The treatment is more mathematics than social science. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792398394
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/1996
  • Series: International Series in Intelligent Technologies, #10
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Introductions. Consensus, Negotiation and Mediation; K. Lehrer. Fuzziness and the Normative Theory of Social Choice; P.K. Pattanaik. Types and Measures of Uncertainty; G.J. Klir, D. Harmanec. 2: Tools and Techniques for Measuring and Monitoring Consensus Reaching. 'Soft' Degrees of Consensus under Fuzzy Preferences and Fuzzy Majorities; J. Kacprzyk, et al. An Approach to the Consensus Reaching Support in Fuzzy Environment; S. Zadrozny. The Dichotomous Approach to Soft Consensus Measurement; S. Greco. Consensus Based on Fuzzy Coincidence for Group Decision Making in Linguistic Setting; F. Herrera, et al. Modeling Preference Relations and Consensus in a Linguistic Environment: An Approach Based on OWA Operators; G. Bordogna, et al. 3: New Paradigms and Architectures for Modeling Consensus Reaching. Prool for Negotiations Among Multiple Intelligent Agents; R.R. Yager. The Development of Fuzzy Consensus Via Neural Modelling; W. Pedrycz. 4: Auxiliary Formal Tools and Techniques for Modeling Consensus Reaching. Consensus for Decomposable Measures; J. Fodor, et al. Construction of Fuzzy Utility Functions in Group Decision Making; F. Seo. Problem Solving with Multiple Interdependent Criteria; Ch. Carlsson, R. Fuller. Lexicographical Solutions in n-Person Cooperative Games with Multiple Scenarios; M. Sakawa, I. Nishizaki. 5: Applications and Case Studies. Identification of Ideological Dimensions under Fuzziness: The Case of Poland; J. Holubiec, et al. Determining Weights of Research Topics on the Basis of Expert Judgements. The Case of Systems Research Institute; D. Wagner. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)