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Measuring Electoral Systems

Teorell, Jan LU and Lindstedt, Catharina (2010) In Political Research Quarterly 63(2). p.434-448
Abstract
This article compares and assesses four freely available cross-sectional time-series data sets in terms of their information on ballot structure, district structure, and formula of the electoral system in use for lower house and, if relevant, upper house and presidential elections. The authors find that the choice of data source matters for conclusions drawn on the consequences of electoral systems for both party systems and corruption, but that no source can be given prominence over the other on methodological grounds. Students of electoral systems must thus, in the future, make their results sensitive to the choice of data source.
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electoral systems, data evaluation, party systems, corruption
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Political Research Quarterly
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63
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2
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434 - 448
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1938-274X
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10.1177/1065912909349630
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {434--448},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Political Research Quarterly},
  title        = {Measuring Electoral Systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1065912909349630},
  volume       = {63},
  year         = {2010},
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