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Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution
Cutting a cake, dividing up the property in an estate, determining the borders in an international dispute - such problems of fair division are ubiquitous. Fair division treats all these problems and many more through a rigorous analysis of a variety of procedures for allocating goods (or "bads" like chores), or deciding who wins on what issues, when there are disputes. St ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 23rd 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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I came to this book immediately after reading Cake-Cutting Algorithms: Be Fair if You Can, mainly because the former gave only the briefest of treatments for allocation of indivisible resources. The two books are about 50% conterminous. One difference is that Be Fair includes many practical examples from political science, law and business. Fair Division: From Cake-Cutting to Dispute Resolution also is polemic; with Brams and Taylor performing hand-waving arguments for adoption their home grown ...more