Faculty Publications

Title

Representation and the rules of the game: An electoral simulation

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PS - Political Science and Politics

Volume

42

Issue

3

First Page

531

Last Page

535

Abstract

It is often a difficult proposition for introductory American government students to comprehend different electoral systems and how the rules of the game affect the representation that results. I have developed a simulation in which different proportional-based electoral systems are compared with a single-member plurality electoral system. In addition, the simulation can also serve to illustrate other concepts commonly introduced in introductory courses. © 2009 The American Political Science Association.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.1017/S1049096509090854

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