Research on proportional representation

Research on proportional representation

Proportional representation awards legislative seats in proportion to the votes earned by candidates or parties. Many countries around the world use proportional representation for national elections and local elections, but it is relatively uncommon in the United States.

Research shows that proportional representation is effective at delivering fair outcomes.

Benade, G., Buck, R., Duchin, M., Gold, D., & Weighill, T. February 2021. Ranked Choice Voting and Minority Representation.

Garg, N., Gurnee, W., Rothschild, D., Shmoys, D. September 2021. Combatting Gerrymandering with Social Choice: the Design of Multi-member Districts.

Latner, M., Santucci, J., & Shugart, M. August 2021. Multi-seat Districts and Larger Assemblies Produce More Diverse Racial Representation.

Sean Fischer, S., Lee, A., & Lelkes, Y. May 2021. Electoral Systems and Political Attitudes: Experimental Evidence.


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