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Majoritarian electoral systems are more prone to gerrymandering than proportional systems

Martinez i Coma, Ferran and Lago, Ignacio (2016) Majoritarian electoral systems are more prone to gerrymandering than proportional systems. Democratic Audit UK (01 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral boundaries in order to benefit one or more electoral actor, has a long and infamous history. Here, Ferran Martinez i Coma and Ignacio Lago look at the under-explored area of gerrymandering in a comparative perspective and what link there is between its prevelence and the electoral system in use, finding it more likely to take place in majoritarian systems such as First Past the Post – the system used in UK General Elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 23:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80662

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