POL 02 - January 16, 2008

POL 02 - January 16, 2008 - 1 January 16 Proportional...

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1/16/2008 1 January 16: Proportional Representation and Parliamentary Democracy 1. Electoral Rules: Proportional 1 Representation (PR) 2. Implications of PR for parliamentary democracy 3. Examples: a. French 3 rd and 4 th Republics b. Weimar Germany Proportional Representation: Example • Country called Davis • 8 seat national legislature One 8 member electoral distric 2 • One 8-member electoral district • Four political parties, A, B, C, and D PR Election PARTY A 1. Name 2 N PARTY B 1. Name PARTY C 1. Name PARTY D 1. Name 3 2. Name 3. Name 4. Name 2. Name 3. Name 4. Name 2. Name 3. Name 4. Name 2. Name 3. Name 4. Name
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1/16/2008 2 Party A = 31% Party B = 33% PR 4 Party C = 30% Party D = 6% Vote share for each party. PR’s major issue: Allocation of seats • Party A: 2.48 seats (31% of 8) • Party B: 2.64 seats (33% of 8) Party C: 2 4 seats (30% of 8 5 • Party C: 2.4 seats (30% of 8) • Party D: .48 seats (6% of 8) D’Hondt method of translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 31 Assignment of 8 seats 6 Party B 33 Party C 30 Party D 6 1
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1/16/2008 3 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A3 1 Assignment of seats 1 7 Party B 16.5 Party C 30 Party D 6 1 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 15.5 Assignment of seats 1 8 Party B 16.5 Party C 30 Party D 6 1 1 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 15.5 Assignment of seats 1 9 Party B 16.5 Party C 15 Party D 6 2 1
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1/16/2008 4 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 15.5 Assignment of seats 2 10 Party B 8.25 Party C 15 Party D 6 2 1 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 7.75 Assignment of seats 2 11 Party B 8.25 Party C 15 Party D 6 2 2 Translation of votes to seats Party Vote share Party A 7.75 Assignment of seats 2 12 Party B 8.25 Party C 7.25 Party D 6 3 2
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 03 taught by Professor Andrews during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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POL 02 - January 16, 2008 - 1 January 16 Proportional...

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