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Corvinus

The multiple hierarchical legislatures in representative democracy

Tasnádi, Attila and Kobayashi, Katsuya (2012) The multiple hierarchical legislatures in representative democracy. Working Paper. Department of Mathematics Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest.

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Abstract

Multiple hierarchical models of representative democracies in which, for instance, voters elect county representatives, county representatives elect district representatives, district representatives elect state representatives and state representatives a president, reduces the number of electors a representative is answerable for, and therefore, considering each level separately, these models could come closer to direct democracy. In this paper we show that worst case policy bias increases with the number of hierarchical levels. This also means that the opportunities of a gerrymanderer increase in the number of hierarchical levels.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electoral systems, Median voter, Gerrymandering, Council democracies, JEL codes: D72
Subjects:Mathematics, Econometrics
Political science
ID Code:617
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:04 May 2012 10:46
Last Modified:04 May 2012 10:46

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