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Endogenous district magnitude and political party fragmentation in subnational Indonesia: A search note

Lewis, Blane D.


This note examines the impact of district magnitude on political party fragmentation in subnational Indonesia. The analysis employs regression discontinuity methods to accommodate the endogeneity of legislature size and identify its causal effect on the number of political parties represented in the local council. While the potential endogeneity of district magnitude has long been recognized in the literature, this appears to be the first study in which it has been empirically modelled as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Electoral Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2018.06.005


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