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Election inversions, coalitions and proportional representation: Examples from Danish elections

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  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter

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When collective choices are made in more than one round and with dif¬ferent groups of decision-makers, so-called election inversions may take place, where each group have different majority outcomes. We identify two ver¬sions of such compound majority paradoxes specifically, but not ex¬clu¬si¬ve¬ly, relevant for systems of proportional representation with governing coalitions: The “Threshold Paradox” and the “Federal Paradox”. The empirical relevance of the two paradoxes is illustrated with examples from three Danish elections (1971, 1990, 2011), where a majority of the voters voted for one bloc of parties but where a majority of the seats fell to another.

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Keywords: Social choice; voting paradoxes; electoral systems; election inversions;

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  1. Do Danish voters get the government a majority prefer?
    by Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard in Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard on 2012-04-10 09:33:00
  2. Empirical social choice - special issue of "Public Choice"
    by Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard in Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard on 2014-02-17 09:15:00
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  1. Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2014. "Empirical social choice: An introduction," MPRA Paper 53323, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2013. "Picking a loser? A social choice perspective on the Danish government formation of 1975," MPRA Paper 49682, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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