Thesis / Dissertation

Political economy of electoral systems: electoral disproportionality, its measurement and its effect on economic inequality in democracies

Araz Aminnaseri, Irma Mooi-Reci (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Political parties represent social classes with conflicting interests. Electoral systems have direct and indirect consequences for the parties’ access to the decision-making power. A major outcome of the distribution of political power among parties is the distribution of economic resources between competing social groups. Contributing to a growing body of empirical work on the fiscal outcomes of the electoral systems, this study examines the nature of the relationship between the electoral systems and the level of economic inequality in representative democracies. This question is examined through cross-country comparisons on a global scale using cross-sectional and longitudinal data and va..

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