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The Resource Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, Rein Taagepera, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)

Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, Rein Taagepera, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)

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Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems
Title
Votes from seats
Title remainder
logical models of electoral systems
Statement of responsibility
Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, Rein Taagepera, University of California, Irvine
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Language
eng
Summary
Take the number of seats in a representative assembly and the number of seats in districts through which this assembly is elected. From just these two numbers, the authors of Votes from Seats show that it is possible to deduce the number of parties in the assembly and in the electorate, as well as the size of the largest party. Inside parties, the vote distributions of individual candidates likewise follow predictable patterns. Four laws of party seats and votes are constructed by logic and tested, using scientific approaches rare in social sciences. Both complex and simple electoral systems are covered, and the book offers a set of 'best practices' for electoral system design. The ability to predict so much from so little, and to apply to countries worldwide, is an advance in the systematic analysis of a core institutional feature found in any democracy, and points the way towards making social sciences more predictive.--
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1960-
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Shugart, Matthew Soberg
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Taagepera, Rein
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Elections
  • Election districts
  • Legislative bodies
  • Representative government and representation
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Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, Rein Taagepera, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108261128
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781108261128
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781108261128
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1027169907
Label
Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, Rein Taagepera, University of California, Irvine, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108261128
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108261128
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108261128
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027169907

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