EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF A PRIORI VOTING POWER - SOME RESULTS FOR THE BRITISH-LABOR-PARTY CONFERENCE AND ELECTORAL-COLLEGE
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF A PRIORI VOTING POWER - SOME RESULTS FOR THE BRITISH-LABOR-PARTY CONFERENCE AND ELECTORAL-COLLEGE. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH, 21 (3). pp. 245-265. ISSN 0304-4130Full text not available from this repository.
This paper provides an empirical analysis using power indices derived by regarding the Conference and Electoral College as weighted majority games. It is shown that both main power indices, the Shapley-Shubik and the Banzhaf, may be computed with reasonable accuracy by an approximation method based on probabilistic-voting assumption. The results show voting power to be more concentrated than voting weight, that of some large trade unions being enhanced at the expense of smaller affiliated organisations and constituency parties (and, in the Electoral College, MPs). The results also provide insights into the comparative properties of the two classical power indices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Official Date:||April 1992|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 245-265|
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