A spatial model of political competition and proportional representation

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dc.contributor.author Ortuño, Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T09:42:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T09:42:15Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Social Choice and Welfare, 1997, v. 14, n. 3, pp. 427-438
dc.identifier.issn 1432-217X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5498
dc.description The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
dc.description.abstract A spatial model of party competition is studied in which: (i) Parties are supposed to have ideology. By this we mean that their goal is to maximize the welfare of their constituencies. (ii) The policy implemented after the election does not need to coincide with the one proposed by the winner. The policy implemented should be a compromise that considers the proposals made by the di¤erent parties. In the case of proportional representation this compromise is modeled as a convex combination of the proposed policies with weights proportional to the number of votes obtained by each party. We provide some existence theorems and compare the equilibrium in our model with the equilibrium that exists under some probabilistic models. It is also shown that proportional representation will create incentives for the parties to announce radical platforms.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights © Springer
dc.subject.other Partidos políticos
dc.subject.other Representación política
dc.title A spatial model of political competition and proportional representation
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s003550050076
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s003550050076
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 427
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 438
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Social Choice and Welfare
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 14
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