Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives in Electoral Systems

@inproceedings{Cox1990CentripetalAC,
  title={Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives in Electoral Systems},
  author={G. W. Cox},
  year={1990}
}
This paper investigates how electoral laws affect the position-taking incentives of parties and candidates. It seeks to extend the finding presented in the classical "median voter theorem" to a wide class of electoral systems-or to show the limits of such extension. The factors examined are the district magnitude, the electoral formula, the number of votes each voter is allowed to cast, whether voters can cumulate their votes, and whether voters can "partially abstain." I suggest a crude… CONTINUE READING

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