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Which mixed-member proportional electoral formula fits you best? Assessing the proportionality principle of positive vote transfer systems


Bochsler, Daniel (2014). Which mixed-member proportional electoral formula fits you best? Assessing the proportionality principle of positive vote transfer systems. Representation, 50(1):113-127.

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Mixed-member proportional systems (MMP) are a family of electoral systems which combine district-based elections with a proportional seat allocation. Positive vote transfer systems belong to this family. This article explains why they might be better than their siblings, and examines under which conditions full proportionality is reached. A formal model shows that full proportionality depends on the number of compensation mandates available, and on the degree of coordination among voters and parties. The model is applied to six elections in Hungary.

Abstract

Mixed-member proportional systems (MMP) are a family of electoral systems which combine district-based elections with a proportional seat allocation. Positive vote transfer systems belong to this family. This article explains why they might be better than their siblings, and examines under which conditions full proportionality is reached. A formal model shows that full proportionality depends on the number of compensation mandates available, and on the degree of coordination among voters and parties. The model is applied to six elections in Hungary.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:07 Jan 2015 12:50
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:42
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Inc.
ISSN:0034-4893
Additional Information:Special Issue: Strategic Incentives in Unconventional Electoral Systems
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2014.902222

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