Academic Commons

Articles

Who Will Gain and Who Will Lose Influence under Different Electoral Rules

Spilerman, Seymour; Dickens, David

A number of proposals for electoral reform have been advanced, ranging from simple alterations of the present Electoral College system to comprehensive reformations such as adopting a district plan, proportional division of the electoral vote, or direct popular election of the president. In this paper we investigate how the influence of various social groups on the outcome of a presidential contest would be altered under each of the reform proposal.

Geographic Areas

Files

  • thumnail for Who_will_gain_w-Dickens.pdf Who_will_gain_w-Dickens.pdf binary/octet-stream 2.57 MB Download File

Also Published In

Title
American Journal of Sociology

More About This Work

Academic Units
Sociology
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Published Here
October 15, 2014
Academic Commons provides global access to research and scholarship produced at Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. Academic Commons is managed by the Columbia University Libraries.