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The Electoral System of the US: Reform Proposals from a Political Economy Point of View.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): CESifo Forum. Jul2022, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p49-56. 8p.

Abstract: The US, one of the oldest democracies in the world, needs to face deficiencies in its electoral system. The first one has to do with the so-called "Electoral College." Ruled by the majority principle, it may lead to almost paradoxical results: a candid...

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The Lower City and the Upper City.

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): Nation. 10/17/2022, Vol. 315 Issue 8, p7-8. 2p.

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Abstract: COLUMNS A few days ago i renewed my acquaintance with Fritz Lang's science-fiction thriller Metropolis. We next see the missionary telling workers the story of the Tower of Babel, which she has fashioned as a communist allegory - wretched laborers buil...

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Collective bias models in two-tier voting systems and the democracy deficit.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Mathematical Social Sciences. Sep2022, Vol. 119, p118-137. 20p.

Abstract: We analyse optimal voting weights in two-tier voting systems. In our model, the overall population (or union) is split in groups (or member states) of different sizes. The individuals comprising the overall population constitute the first tier, and the...

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Politically Viable U.S. Electoral College Reform.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Statistics, Politics & Policy. Jun2022, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p119-143. 25p.

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Abstract: The U.S. Electoral College's winner-take-all method of awarding electoral votes creates a high susceptibility to disputes and errors, but past reform attempts have glossed over their likely disruptions to power balances among states and between the two...

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Insecure Presidents: The Construction of Legitimacy in Imperfect Elections.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Congress & the Presidency. May-Aug2022, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p137-164. 28p.

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Abstract: This paper illustrates how presidents who lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College establish legitimacy. Using 5 cases (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016), I show how presidents in different eras tried to establish themselves as legitimate de...

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The Effect of Electoral Inversions on Democratic Legitimacy: Evidence from the United States.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): British Journal of Political Science; Oct2022, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1891-1901, 11p

Abstract: Copyright of British Journal of Political Science is the property of Cambridge University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, u...

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The Pluri-Extractivist State: Regional Autonomy and the Limits of Indigenous Representation in Bolivia's Gran Chaco Province.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Journal of Latin American Studies. Feb2022, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p125-154. 30p.

Abstract: On 20 November 2016, residents of Gran Chaco Province in south-east Bolivia voted by popular referendum to approve a statute that established Gran Chaco as Bolivia's first autonomous region. This article examines regional autonomy in the Chaco as an ex...

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Missing the Popular Vote: Pitfalls in US Democracy and Reform Proposals.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Intereconomics. Jul2021, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p237-242. 6p.

Abstract: Only a few years ago, it was a widespread belief that globalisation would trigger processes of democratisation worldwide. However, even old and established democracies such as the United States have recently revealed serious weaknesses. This article sh...

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The politics of referendum rules: Evidence from New Zealand (1893–2016).

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Politics & Policy. Feb2022, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p137-153. 17p.

Abstract: 公投規則的政治:來自新西蘭的證據(1893–2016): 儘管人們普遍擔心政府發起的公投被操縱,但很少考慮這些制度變化的長期影響。住用歷史制度主義框架,我考察了新西蘭漸進制度變遷的兩個長期過程:連續公投和兩階段公投。內閣文件、議會演講和之前的分析表明,政府根據政治環境以獨特的方式改變公投,包括早期公投設定的先例。一旦啟動,這些漸進的製度變革過程可以隨著時間的推移從根本上改變公投的功能品質。本文建議避免將公投視為離散事件的概念可以幫助闡明大眾投票民主化的挑戰和潛力。 [ABSTRACT FROM AU...

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Empirical foundation of valence using Aldrich–McKelvey scaling.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Review of Economic Design. Sep2021, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p177-226. 50p.

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Abstract: This paper uses data from the 2004 pre-election survey of the American National Election Study to test empirically different ways of incorporating a valence parameter into a Downsian utility function. We call particular attention to the problem of inte...

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