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The effect of ideology on policy outcomes in proportional representation systems

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  • Francesco de Sinopoli
  • Leo Ferraris
  • Giovanna Iannantuoni

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In this paper we propose a model in which there are ideological and strate- gic voters who vote under poportional 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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Paper provided by University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 205.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
Date of revision: Mar 2011
Handle: RePEc:mib:wpaper:205

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Keywords: Proportional Election; Strategic Voting; Ideological Voting;

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  1. Francesco De Sinopoli & Giovanna Iannantuoni, 2003. "A Spatial Voting Model Where Proportional Rule Leads to Two-Party Equilibria," CEIS Research Paper 31, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.
  2. 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.
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Cited by:
  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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