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Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution
     

Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution

by Steven J. Brams, Alan D. Taylor
 

ISBN-10: 0521556449

ISBN-13: 9780521556446

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fair Division, unlike most research on fairness in the social sciences and mathematics, is devoted solely to the analysis of constructive procedures for actually dividing things up and resolving disputes, including indivisible items or issues, such as the marital property in a divorce or sovereignty in an international dispute.

Overview

Fair Division, unlike most research on fairness in the social sciences and mathematics, is devoted solely to the analysis of constructive procedures for actually dividing things up and resolving disputes, including indivisible items or issues, such as the marital property in a divorce or sovereignty in an international dispute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Proportionality for n=2; 2. Proportionality for n>2: the divisible case; 3. Proportionality for n>2: the indivisible case; 4. Envy-freeness and equitability for n=2; 5. Applications for the point-allocation procedures; 6. Envy-free procedures for n=3 and n=4; 7. Envy-free procedures for arbitrary n; 8. Divide-the-dollar; 9. Fair division by auctions; 10. Fair divisions by elections; 11. Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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