Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Catalan elections at crossroads

by Marc Guinjoan, Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University There is a lot to decide. Catalans are going to the polls next Sunday 25th November in a contest that has attracted much international attention. Last month, the Catalan Prime Minister, Mr. Artur Mas –from the Catalan nationalist and centre-right Convergència i Unió (CiU)– called early […]

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A new approach to study the impact of electoral rules

What is the story? Ascertaining the impact of electoral systems is a tricky business. On the one hand, the long-rooted observational approach consisting in comparing electoral outcomes across countries with different electoral systems has been unable to produce unbiased results because of almost infinite numbers of factors intervening in the explanation of this outcome. On […]

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