The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws, 1945-85

@article{Lijphart1990ThePC,
  title={The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws, 1945-85},
  author={Arend Lijphart},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1990},
  volume={84},
  pages={481-496}
}
  • Arend Lijphart
  • Published 1990
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
A systematic analysis of the relationships between the main electoral system variables (electoral formula, district magnitude, and ballot structure) and electoral outcomes (the degrees of disproportionality and multipartism) in the 20 Western democracies from 1945 to 1985—representing 32 distinct electoral systems (an electoral system being defined as a set of elections held under basically the same rules)—shows that the effects of both formula and magnitude on proportionality are very strong… Expand

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