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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Schuster, Karsten; Pukelsheim, Friedrich; Drton, Mathias; Draper, Norman R. 
Title:
Seat biases of apportionment methods for proportional representation 
Abstract:
In proportional representation systems, an important issue is whether a given apportionment method favors larger parties at the expense of smaller parties. For an arbitrary number of parties, ordered from largest to smallest by their vote counts, we calculate (apparently for the first time) the expected differences between the seat allocation and the ideal share of seats, separately for each party, as a function of district magnitude, with a particular emphasis on three traditional apportionment...    »
 
Keywords:
Hamilton, Hare, Hondt, Jefferson, Sainte-Laguë, Webster 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
510 Mathematik 
Journal title:
Electoral Studies 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
22 
Year / month:
2003-12 
Quarter:
4. Quartal 
Month:
Dec 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
651-676 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
Elsevier BV 
E-ISSN:
0261-3794 
Date of publication:
01.12.2003 
Format:
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