By Iain S. McLean, Alistair McMillan, Burt L. Monroe
`This is a e-book a few famous author, Lewis Carroll, and a couple of little-known topic, the speculation of voting' (from the Editors' Introduction).
This ebook has been edited from the manuscripts of the overdue Scottish economist Duncan Black. almost immediately after the ebook of the speculation of Committees and Elections Black began to gather fabric for papers and a publication on Lewis Carroll's idea of proportional illustration. Black's bankruptcy plans made it transparent that the e-book used to be to be in 3 components, written by means of himself, by way of a reprint of Carroll's ideas of Parliamentary illustration and its major resources. half I is biographical, introducing Lewis Carroll and giving suitable info of his existence. half II is Black's already released paintings on Lewis Carroll. half III includes the extra targeted arguments approximately Carroll's reasoning, and half IV comprises reprints of infrequent unique fabric on proportional illustration through Carroll, James Garth Marshall, and Walter Baily. Taken jointly, the editors have supplied an entire reference resource for the idea of balloting and proportional representation.
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Green, Diaries, vol. i, pp. 168--172. ' the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a fmger entwined in his hair. 'Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice; That alone should encourage the crew. Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice; What I tell you three times is true .... The Bellman himself they all praised to the skiesSuch a carriage, such ease and such grace! Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise, The moment one looked in his face!.
172--96. McLean, I. (1992) 'Rational choice and the Victorian voter', Political Studies 40: 496--515. McLean, I. (1995) 'Independence of irrelevant alternatives before Arrow', forthcoming in Mathematical Social Sciences. McLean, I. and London, J. (1990) 'The Borda and Condorcet principles: three medieval applications', Social Choice and Welfare 7: 99--108. McLean, I. and Mortimore, R. (1992) 'Apportionment and the Boundary Commission for England', Electoral Studies II: 293--309. McLean, I. and Urken, A.
Also Collingwood, The Life and Letters ofLewis Carroll, p. 173, and Green, Diaries, vol. ii, pp. 351--2. The life and logic ofLewis Carroll 15 Liddells at their country house 17 , but in his childhood he had spent a holiday a few miles away, within constant sight of the Great Orme. He would also be familiar with the portrait by Sir William Richmond of the three Liddell sisters on the Great Orme. Lady Muriel Orme, the heroine of his story, is one of the Liddell sisters. As if this were not enough, the young man to whom, at the beginning of the story, Lady Muriel Orme is engaged, is named Eric Lynd.