Electoral rules and legislative turnover: Evidence from Germany's mixed electoral system

  title={Electoral rules and legislative turnover: Evidence from Germany's mixed electoral system},
  author={Philip Manow},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={195 - 207}
  • P. Manow
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • West European Politics
Germany has a mixed electoral system which combines a nominal vote with simple majority in single-member districts and regional closed-list PR. Studies on the effects of electoral rules therefore find in the German system a testing ground that holds constant many contextual factors, although the possibility of mutual ‘contamination' of electoral rules prevents the measurement of ‘pure' effects. The influence that electoral rules have on the chances of re-election recently has attracted… 
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