Mixed-member proportional electoral systems – the best of both worlds?

  title={Mixed-member proportional electoral systems – the best of both worlds?},
  author={Eric Linhart and Johannes Raabe and Patrick Statsch},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  pages={21 - 40}
ABSTRACT Mixed electoral systems are often associated with the hope of combining proportional election outcomes with a concentrated party system, and thus achieving the best of both worlds in electoral system design. It is especially the mixed-member proportional (MMP) variant that has retained a good reputation in this regard. Via a comparative analysis, we analyze whether or not the general praise for MMP systems is corroborated empirically. Our results show that the performance of MMP… 
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