Simulating Party Competition and Vote Decision under Mixed Member Electoral Systems

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Title:Simulating Party Competition and Vote Decision under Mixed Member Electoral Systems
Creators:
Shikano, Susumu
Journal or Publication Title:
AUCO Czech Economic Review, 3, 3, pp. 270-292
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agent-based modelling, mixed-member electoral systems, strategic voting

Abstract

This paper proposes an interactive mechanism between both tiers of mixed-member electoral systems to explain high-level linkage in West Germany, that is, the dominance of district races by the candidates of the two largest parties at the national level. The distinctive feature of the model lies in interactive effects in terms of expectation formation. That is, voters under mixed systems are assumed to utilize national-level PR results to form expectations which, in turn, are used to vote strategically in the plurality tier. To sort out the independent effect of these kinds of interactions, this paper develops a computational model and examines its simulation results.

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Title:Simulating Party Competition and Vote Decision under Mixed Member Electoral Systems
Creators:
Shikano, Susumu
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agent-based modelling, mixed-member electoral systems, strategic voting
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Section of external journals > AUCO Czech Economic Review
Journal or Publication Title:AUCO Czech Economic Review
Volume:3
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 270-292
ISSN:1802-4696
Publisher:Charles University
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ID Code:4688
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 16:16
Last Modified:07 Dec 2009 15:16

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Shikano, Susumu (2009) Simulating Party Competition and Vote Decision under Mixed Member Electoral Systems. AUCO Czech Economic Review, 3 (3). pp. 270-292. ISSN 1802-4696

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