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dc.contributor.authorBochsler, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorGrofman, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorHänni, Miriam
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-24T12:42:10Z
dc.date.available2023-07-24T12:42:10Z
dc.date.issued2023-05-23
dc.identifier.issn1745-7289
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17457289.2023.2214735
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14060
dc.description.abstractThe openness of the political system for the representation of social or economic groups through their parties is mired in complexities. Extant scholarship has identified multiple electoral system hurdles that jointly determine the institutional opportunities for group representation: This article offers a simple metric to the institutional parts of the political opportunity structure for the electoral representation of social groups. A single variable summarizes the institutional opportunities for group representation, as determined jointly by electoral rules, the demographic structure of ethnic minority groups and their electoral geography. This new Index of Electability considers recent innovations in electoral rules, such as mixed electoral systems, legal thresholds or quotas, which occur in most contemporary democracies. Empirically, the index is applied to ethnic minority parties in 57 plural democracies worldwide. It shows that our index highlights the necessary conditions for parliamentary representation of minorities through their own parties. Contrary to widespread belief that many minority groups form ethnic parties, only one out of three ethnic minority groups worldwide which could, in principle, do so, actually form such a party.
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen_US
dc.titleFit for parliament: A new index of electability, assessing the electoral success of group-based partiesen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/17457289.2023.2214735en_US
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_US
refterms.dateFCD2023-07-24T12:42:11Z
refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-24T12:42:11Z
dc.identifier.eissn1745-7297
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/17457289.2023.2214735
dc.description.sponsorshipJack W. Peltason (Bren Foundation) Chair at the University of California, Irvineen_US
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