Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vote for Pope: A tool to better understand electoral systems

The Making Electoral Democracy Work research team has launched the website has two objectives: (1) inform the public about the various electoral systems that exist in the world to elect state leaders, and (2) collect data on voters’ behaviour under these systems. The study focuses on the election of the next Pope. The […]

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Contrasting Strategic Voting under FPTP and TRR: A Lab Experiment

What is the story? In a previous blog entry, we reported the results of an online experiment conducted within the context of the 2011 Ontario elections and pointed out that the overall amount of strategic voting varies depending on the electoral system in use. In particular, we showed that strategic desertion is higher under first […]

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