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The Resource Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart ; Rein Taagepera

Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart ; Rein Taagepera

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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 ; Rein Taagepera
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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...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
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Taagepera, Rein
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  • Elections
  • Election districts
  • Legislative bodies
  • Representative government and representation
Label
Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart ; Rein Taagepera
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Winners plus one : how we get votes from seats
  • Basic laws of party seats and votes : and application to deviation from proportionality
  • All politics is national? : how "embeddedness" in a national assembly system shapes votes and seats in a district
  • Coattails upside down : how assembly elections shape presidential elections
  • How election timing matters in presidential democracy : and how it does not
  • How electoral systems shape candidate vote shares
  • Pooling or its absence : nomination and alliance behavior
  • Extending the seat product model : upper tiers and ethnic diversity
  • Complexities in electoral systems : do simple models work anyway?
  • Conclusion:
  • Introduction:
  • Substance and method
  • How electoral systems matter : for politics and the scientific study thereof
  • Components of simple electoral systems
  • Components of complex and composite electoral systems
  • The number of parties and proportionality : two key tools for analysis
  • Examples of electoral systems : nationwide PR in Israel and FPTP in Trinidad and Tobago, and India
  • Examples of electoral systems : districted PR and list type in Finland, Portugal, and elsewhere
  • The seat product model of the effective number of assembly parties
Control code
ocn989025792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781108417020
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017026036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989025792
Label
Votes from seats : logical models of electoral systems, Matthew S. Shugart ; Rein Taagepera
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Winners plus one : how we get votes from seats
  • Basic laws of party seats and votes : and application to deviation from proportionality
  • All politics is national? : how "embeddedness" in a national assembly system shapes votes and seats in a district
  • Coattails upside down : how assembly elections shape presidential elections
  • How election timing matters in presidential democracy : and how it does not
  • How electoral systems shape candidate vote shares
  • Pooling or its absence : nomination and alliance behavior
  • Extending the seat product model : upper tiers and ethnic diversity
  • Complexities in electoral systems : do simple models work anyway?
  • Conclusion:
  • Introduction:
  • Substance and method
  • How electoral systems matter : for politics and the scientific study thereof
  • Components of simple electoral systems
  • Components of complex and composite electoral systems
  • The number of parties and proportionality : two key tools for analysis
  • Examples of electoral systems : nationwide PR in Israel and FPTP in Trinidad and Tobago, and India
  • Examples of electoral systems : districted PR and list type in Finland, Portugal, and elsewhere
  • The seat product model of the effective number of assembly parties
Control code
ocn989025792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781108417020
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017026036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989025792

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