Samuel Merrill III, Bernard Grofman's A Unified Theory of Voting: Directional and Proximity PDF

By Samuel Merrill III, Bernard Grofman

ISBN-10: 051101158X

ISBN-13: 9780511011580

ISBN-10: 0521662222

ISBN-13: 9780521662222

Professors Merrill and Grofman boost a unified version that comes with voter motivations and assesses its empirical predictions--for either voter selection and candidate strategy--in the USA, Norway, and France. The analyses convey mixture of proximity, course, discounting, and celebration identification fit with the mildly yet no longer tremendous divergent rules which are attribute of many two-party and multiparty electorates. All of those motivations are essential to comprehend the linkage among candidate factor positions and voter personal tastes.

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The Borda count, the single-transferable vote (STV), plurality with runoff, and approval voting. What stands out is that the preference for a mixed model over any pure one, which we have demonstrated for the standard plurality system of voting, extends to alternative voting rules as well. The postscript reflects on what we have done and what is left to be done. We reiterate our findings that – regardless of whether evidence is drawn from voter utility, voter choice, or party strategies – a mixed model dominates any pure model.

When b = 0 we have the pure RM directional model; when b = 1 we have the pure Downsian proximity model. For any specified model, the indifference line consists of those points representing voters who are indifferent between the two can7 Iversen (1994) found, for example, that – for a large number of European parties – the mean position of a party’s officials (assumed to represent true party position) tends to be about twice as extreme as the mean for the party’s supporters. 5, if voters, on the average, choose parties of maximum utility.

In various chapters we draw on work from the first as well as the second of these literatures. Introduction 15 an incentive to depart. A strategy equilibrium – if it exists at all – may differ under various models such as proximity voting, directional voting, and the unified model. , a divergent equilibrium. The more disparate the discount factors for the two candidates, the greater the divergence. 12 We refer to this equilibrium concept as the Condorcet directional vector. , the region of potential neutral (or status quo) points from which there is no Condorcet directional vector.

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