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On allocating seats to parties and districts: apportionments

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  • Gabrielle Demange

    (PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS : UMR8545 - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) - École normale supérieure [ENS] - Paris - Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris)

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The paper presents the problem of choosing the representatives in an assembly when the whole electoral region is subdivided into electoral districts. Because of the two dimensions, geographical (districts) and political (parties), the problem is called bi-apportionment. The main focus of the paper is to discuss fairness and proportionality axioms as well as their implementation.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series PSE Working Papers with number halshs-00644439.

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Keywords: Party Proportional Representation ; Power Indics ; (Bi-) Apportionment ; (Bi-) Divisor Methods ; Fair Shares;

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