Voting Behavior Under Proportional Representation
21 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2019
Date Written: September 10, 2018
We unearth the conceptual challenges of constructing a theory of sincere voting in proportional rule elections. Using a rich but tractable model of instrumental voting in closed-rule settings, we show how voters' expectations about the election's outcome shape the relative salience of different candidates in the ballot.
Keywords: Voting Behavior, List PR
JEL Classification: D72
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