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Why not proportional?

  • Laslier, Jean-François

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

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Volume (Year): 63 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 90-93

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:63:y:2012:i:2:p:90-93
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