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Proportional representation : apportionment methods and their applications

Author: Friedrich Pukelsheim; Andrew Duff
Publisher: Cham ; New York : Springer, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book offers a rigorous description of the procedures that proportional representation systems use to translate vote counts into seat numbers. Since the methodological analysis is guided by practical needs, plenty of empirical instances are provided and reviewed to motivate the development, and to illustrate the results. Concrete examples, like the 2009 elections to the European Parliament in each of the 27  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich Pukelsheim; Andrew Duff
ISBN: 9783319038551 3319038559
OCLC Number: 864498184
Description: xxi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Exposing methods: the 2000 European Parliament elections --
2. Imposing constitutionality: the 2009 Bundestag election --
3. From reals to integers: rounding functions, rounding rules --
4. Divisor methods of apportionment: divide and round --
5. Quota methods of apportionment: divide and rank --
6. Targeting the house size: discrepancy distribution --
7. Favoring some at the expense of others: seat blases --
8. Preferring stronger parties to weaker parties: majorization --
9. Securing system consistency: coherence and paradoxes --
10. Appraising electoral equality: goodness-of-fit criteria --
11. Tracing peculiarities: vote thresholds and majority clauses --
12. Truncating seat ranges: minimum-maximum restrictions --
13. Proportionality and personalization: BWG 2013 --
14. Representing districts and parties: double proportionality.
Responsibility: Friedrich Pukelsheim with a forword by Andrew Duff MEP.

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