TITLE

ALEX3: a Simulation Program to Compare Electoral Systems

AUTHOR(S)
Bissey, Marie-Edith; Carini, Mauro; Ortona, Guido
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Artificial Societies & Social Simulation;Jun2004, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An electoral system affects many aspects of the political process, though there is a general agreement that two of them are of paramount relevance: the efficiency of the system in representing voters' will and its effect on the efficiency of the resulting government. The article describes a program for comparing electoral systems based on the simulation of the preferences of the voters. The program allows to simulate realistic cases , for instance it is possible to create a "country" where there are some four medium-size parties and a cohort of small ones, with significant regional clusters, as well as one with just two large parties and one or no minor ones, as majoritarian-system supporters like.
ACCESSION #
14039181

 

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