Fair representation and the concept of proportionality

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dc.contributor.author Baker, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T13:40:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-15T13:40:01Z
dc.date.copyright 1996 Political Studies Association and Blackwell Publishing en
dc.date.issued 1996-09
dc.identifier.citation Political Studies en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2169
dc.description.abstract The idea of proportionality, which compares votes cast to seats won, is a common test of fair representation. But fair representation is a relation between electoral aims and electoral outcomes. The proportionality test falsely presupposes that each voter aims to support a political party. It therefore tells us nothing about fair representation. We need to construct a deeper criterion of fair representation which takes account of citizens' multiple political concerns. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 49535 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Political Studies Association and Blackwell Publishing en
dc.subject Democracy en
dc.subject Electoral systems en
dc.subject Proportional representation en
dc.subject.lcsh Proportional representation en
dc.subject.lcsh Elections en
dc.subject.lcsh Democracy en
dc.title Fair representation and the concept of proportionality en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.1996.tb01752.x en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 44 en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 733 en
dc.identifier.endpage 737 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-9248.1996.tb01752.x
dc.neeo.contributor Baker|John|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti, ke - Al 06/07/2010 en

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