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Why not proportional?

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  • Jean-François Laslier

    (CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, X-DEP-ECO - Département d'Économie de l'École Polytechnique - X - École polytechnique)

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

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  • Jean-François Laslier, 2012. "Why not proportional?," Post-Print halshs-01321786, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01321786
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2011.10.012
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