Type
Article
Titre
Sorting out mechanical and psychological effects in candidate elections: An appraisal with experimental data
Dans
British Journal of Political Science
Auteur(s)
BLAIS André - Université de Montréal (Auteur)
LASLIER Jean-François - Department of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique (Auteur)
SAUGER Nicolas - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Auteur)
VAN DER STRAETEN Karine - CNRS, Toulouse School of Economics (Auteur)
Éditeur
GB : Cambridge University Press
Volume
43
Numéro
4
Pages
937 - 944 p.
ISSN
00071234
DOI
10.1017/S0007123412000579
Résumé
EN
Most of the literature about electoral systems is based on Maurice Duverger’s intuitions. Duverger claims that electoral systems have systematic effects (hence the well-known ‘laws’) on the structure of electoral competition. In particular, the plurality rule entails a two-party system whereas a majority run-off leads to multiparty competition. Duverger argues that this can be explained by the conjunction of two effects: a mechanical effect and a psychological effect (...).

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