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dc.contributor.authorKing, Gary
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-28T16:10:57Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationKing, Gary. 1990. Electoral responsiveness and partisan bias in multiparty democracies. Legislative Studies Quarterly 15(2): 159-181.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0362-9805en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4320362
dc.description.abstractBecause the goals of local and national representation are inherently incompatible, there is an uncertain relationship between aggregates of citizen votes and the national allocation of legislative seats in almost all democracies. In particular electoral systems, this uncertainty leads to diverse configurations of electoral responsiveness and partisan bias, two fundamental concepts in empirical democratic theory. This paper unifies virtually all existing multiyear seats-votes models as special cases of a new general model. It also permits the first formalization of, and reliable method for empirically estimating, electoral responsiveness and partisan bias in electoral systems with any number of political parties. I apply this model to data from nine democratic countries, revealing clear patterns in responsiveness and bias across different types of electoral rules.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernmenten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherComparative Legislative Research Centeren_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.2307/440124en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://gking.harvard.edu/files/electresp.pdfen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleElectoral Responsiveness and Partisan Bias in Multiparty Democraciesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalLegislative Studies Quarterlyen_US
dash.depositing.authorKing, Gary
dc.date.available2010-07-28T16:10:57Z
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/440124*
dash.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5327-7631*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKing, Gary
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5327-7631


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