Teoretické očakávania a skutočné výstupy volebných systémov: Ako merať veľkosť deviácie?

Miroslav Nemčok, Jakub Šedo


The paper criticizes current conceptual frameworks focused on the evaluation of the performance of electoral systems. It offers a new tool allowing researchers to measure the size of the deviation of electoral outcomes from theoretical expectations. The index d = log[NS/(MS)1/6] is built on the Seat Product Model (Taagepera 2007b) and captures the deviations of electoral outcomes from predictions solely on the basis of two institutional factors – average district magnitude (M) and size of assembly (S). The theoretical background of index d is explained, and its reliability is further supported by conventional econometric methods based on empirical data.

Bibliografická citace

Nemčok, M., & Šedo, J. (2017). Teoretické očakávania a skutočné výstupy volebných systémov: Ako merať veľkosť deviácie?. Středoevropské politické studie, 19(3-4), 189-214. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CEPSR.2017.34.189

Klíčová slova

Electoral Systems; Theoretical Expectations; Size of Deviation; Measurement Tool; Seat Product Model

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