On the expect of ideology in proportional representation systems
AbstractIn this paper we propose a model in which there are ideological and strategic voters who vote under poportional rule. We prove that the behavior of ideological voters matters, in that it a¤ects the outcome. We also show how a subset of strategic voters changes his voting be- havior to balance the ideological players? votes. However, they can only partially adjust. Strategic voters will vote accordingly to this cutpoint outcome: any strategic voter on its right votes for the right- most party and any strategic voter on its left votes for the leftmost party.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
Date of revision: Apr 2009
Proportional Election; Strategic Voting; Ideological Voting.;
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