Duverger's Law is Working in Italy

@article{Reed2001DuvergersLI,
  title={Duverger's Law is Working in Italy},
  author={S. Reed},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={34},
  pages={312 - 327}
}
  • S. Reed
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • In 1993, Italy adopted an electoral system based largely on single-member districts (SMD) based, at least in part, on the hope that SMDs would lead to a two-party system and alternation in government. That idea is known in political science as Duverger's law. The overwhelming consensus among specialists in Italian politics would appear to be that Duverger's law is not working very well in Italy. I will argue, to the contrary, that Duverger's law is working exactly as should have been expected… CONTINUE READING
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