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Why not proportional?

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  • Jean-François Laslier

    (Department of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS : UMR7176 - Polytechnique - X)

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This paper reviews the arguments that justify the principles of proportional and degressively proportional representation.

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Keywords: Proportional representation; Degressive proportionality;

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  9. Yukio Koriyama & Jean-François Laslier & Antonin Macé & Rafael Treibich, 2012. "Optimal Apportionment," Working Papers hal-00667852, HAL.
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Cited by:
  1. Wada, Junichiro, 2012. "A divisor apportionment method based on the Kolm–Atkinson social welfare function and generalized entropy," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 63(3), pages 243-247.
  2. Yukio Koriyama & Jean-François Laslier & Antonin Macé & Rafael Treibich, 2012. "Optimal Apportionment," Working Papers hal-00667852, HAL.
  3. Paolo Di Giannatale, Francesco Passarelli, 2011. "Voting Chances Instead of Voting Weights," ISLA Working Papers 40, ISLA, Centre for research on Latin American Studies and Transition Economies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy.
  4. Macé, Antonin & Treibich, Rafael, 2012. "Computing the optimal weights in a utilitarian model of apportionment," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 63(2), pages 141-151.

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