David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 80 (1):13 - 21 (2008)
In this paper we consider several ways in which voting systems can be manipulated and we pose some related ethical questions. Our focus is on the recent phenomenon of vote trading or vote swapping that was invented in 2000 and used in the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential elections. Vote trading is an Internet-based technique that sought to allow Democrats in heavily Republican states (like Texas) to effectively vote in swing states (like Florida), where their votes would have more impact. We also look at some other new ways that voting systems can be manipulated and we consider the general question of whether there exist voting systems that cannot be manipulated.
|Keywords||Electoral College U.S. Presidential elections vote trading voting|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Robert F. Easley (2005). Ethical Issues in the Music Industry Response to Innovation and Piracy. Journal of Business Ethics 62 (2):163 - 168.
Edward Lee (2005). The Ethics of Innovation: P2p Software Developers and Designing Substantial Noninfringing Uses Under the Sony Doctrine. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 62 (2):147 - 162.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jason Brennan (2011). The Ethics of Voting. Princeton Univ Pr.
Jason Brennan (2009). Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):535-549.
Marcus Arvan (2011). People Do Not Have a Duty to Avoid Voting Badly: Reply to Brennan. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.
Roberto Casati (2010). Trust, Secrecy and Accuracy in Voting Systems: The Case for Transparency. [REVIEW] Mind and Society 9 (1):19-23.
Jason Brennan (2009). Tuck on the Rationality of Voting: A Critical Note. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 3 (3):1-5.
Steven Pressman (2006). Clap Happy: Applause and the Voting Paradox. Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (2):241-256.
Nathan Hanna (2009). An Argument for Voting Abstention. Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (4):279-286.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #169,751 of 1,789,925 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #423,018 of 1,789,925 )
How can I increase my downloads?