U.S. constitutional amendments, the ratification process, and public opinion: a computer simulation

@inproceedings{Whicker1990USCA,
  title={U.S. constitutional amendments, the ratification process, and public opinion: a computer simulation},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Lynn Whicker and Ruth Ann Strickland},
  year={1990}
}
A computer simulation model tested the importance of several factors impacting the ratification of Constitutional amendments in the United States. Through sensitivity testing, two factors —the distribution of national opinion for approving an amendment across small and large states, and decision rules pertaining to the proportion of states required to ratify an amendment-were found to be significant. Two other factors —the time period used (which reflected various ratios of population… CONTINUE READING

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