Monthly Archives: March 2016

Is Duverger’s Law Valid?

By André Blais, Université de Montréal* I examine Duverger’s law according to which « the plurality rule leads to a two party system. » I am interested in the party system at the electoral level, that is, the distribution of votes among the parties. Even though I show that the contemporary evidence tends to disconfirm Duverger’s law, I […]

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How to reform European elections?

By Damien Bol, King’s College London What is the story? The EU is at a critical moment in its development. Many citizens express a negative attitude towards European integration and do not trust European decision makers. A proposal that has been put forward to mitigate this problem, and to help European representatives gain the confidence […]

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