BLACK,DUNCAN AND CARROLL,LEWIS
UNSPECIFIED (1995) BLACK,DUNCAN AND CARROLL,LEWIS. In: 1993 Meeting of the Southwestern-Economics-Association, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 1993. Published in: JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS, 7 (2). pp. 107-123.Full text not available from this repository.
After evaluating the stature of Duncan Black as one of the founders of the modern theoretical study of politics, we show how frustrated Black was by the lack of recognition accorded to his work, especially in the UK. This led to considerable difficulty in getting his work published. In particular, his work on a like-minded predecessor, C. L. Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll'), remains in part unpublished. In it, Black withdraws his earlier assertion that Carroll's work on proportional representation and tennis tournaments was 'trivial', in favor of detailed analysis of Carroll's contribution; which Black praises extravagantly as being one of the most important contributions ever to Political Science. We conclude by relating Carroll's theorem of 1884 on the proportionality of what is now called Single Nontransferable Vote (SNTV) to the modern literature.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Official Date:||April 1995|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-123|
|Title of Event:||1993 Meeting of the Southwestern-Economics-Association|
|Location of Event:||NEW ORLEANS, LA|
|Date(s) of Event:||1993|
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