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Classifying electoral systems by input rules: Building on Blais and Rae through Australian experience

Sanders, Will


By revisiting the work of Blais and Rae, this article develops a new classification of electoral systems focused on input rules. An Unknown Winning Number family is distinguished from a Quota family with known winning numbers for most of the counting process. Branching family trees are developed and used to help explain some Australian experience with accentuated disproportionality in two electoral systems which have been omitted from otherwise path-breaking recent analysis (Taagepera, R. and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2015.1064092


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