Electoral Markets, Party Strategies, and Proportional Representation

  title={Electoral Markets, Party Strategies, and Proportional Representation},
  author={Carles Boix},
Following Kreuzer’s (2010) methodological pleas, I first reflect, at the conceptual level, on the ways in which historical research and political science should be related to each other. I then apply some of those considerations to examine two key “moments” in the theory (and history) of institutional choice that I first presented in Boix (1999): the underlying conditions that shaped the interests of different parties toward proportional representation, and the process through which those… CONTINUE READING

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