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The effect of ideology on policy outcomes in proportional representation systems

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  • De Sinopoli, Francesco
  • Ferraris, Leo
  • Iannantuoni, Giovanna

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In this paper we propose a model in which there are ideological and strategic voters who vote under proportional rule. We prove that the behavior of ideological voters matters for the determination of the outcome. We show that a subset of strategic voters partially counteracts the votes of the ideological voters.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 62 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
Pages: 87-90

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:62:y:2011:i:2:p:87-90

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  1. De Sinopoli, Francesco & Ferraris, Leo & Iannantuoni, Giovanna, 2011. "The effect of ideology on policy outcomes in proportional representation systems," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 87-90, September.
  2. Francesco Sinopoli & Giovanna Iannantuoni, 2007. "A spatial voting model where proportional rule leads to two-party equilibria," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 267-286, January.
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  1. André Blais & Jean-Benoît Pilet & Karine Van Der Straeten & Jean-François Laslier & Maxime Heroux-Legault, 2011. "To vote or to abstain? An experimental study or first past the poste and PR elections," Working Papers hal-00616823, HAL.
  2. Francesco de Sinopoli & Leo Ferraris & Giovanna Iannantuoni, 2011. "The effect of ideology on policy outcomes in proportional representation systems," Working Papers 205, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2011.

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