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A power measure analysis of Amendment 36 in Colorado

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2008) A power measure analysis of Amendment 36 in Colorado. Public Choice, 134 (3-4). pp. 231-246. ISSN 0048-5829

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Abstract

Colorado’s Amendment 36 proposed to switch Colorado’s representation in the Electoral College from winner-takes-all to proportionality. We evaluate unilateral and uniform switches to proportionality both from Colorado’s perspective and from an impartial perspective on the basis of a priori and a posteriori voting power measures. The present system is to be preferred to a unilateral switch from any perspective on any measure. A uniform switch is to be preferred to the present system from Colorado’s perspective on an a priori measure, and from an impartial perspective on an a posteriori measure. The present system is to be preferred to a uniform switch from Colorado’s perspective on an a posteriori measure (with some qualifications), and from an impartial perspective on an a priori measure. We conclude with a discussion of the appropriateness of these measures.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/economics/public+finance/j...
Additional Information: © 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 16:42
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31663/

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