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Can the majority lose the election?

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  • Bryan McCannon, 2009. "Can the majority lose the election?," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 13(4), pages 305-317, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:reecde:v:13:y:2009:i:4:p:305-317
    DOI: 10.1007/s10058-008-0072-5
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    Keywords

    Endogenous candidates; Majority losing; Non-Duvergerian outcomes; Plurality voting; D72;

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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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