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Evaluation of Declared Strategy Voting

The theory of voting is not worth bothering with unless it is going to be applied.

Michael Dummett, 1984 [40]

While DSV is quite interesting from a theoretical standpoint, the theory would be of little consequence if it could not be applied to real voting situations. In this chapter we evaluate the behavior of declared-strategy voting systems and assess their suitability for real-world group decision-making. In Section gif we present an acceptability study designed to assess attitudes about DSV. In Section gif we present the results of our DSV simulations. In Section gif we present a case study of the 1992 Presidential election and discuss the impact DSV might have had on that election. In Section gif we return to the evaluation criteria presented in Chapter gif, applying them to DSV.