Malapportionment in space and time: Decompose it!

Yuta Kamahara, Junichiro Wada, Yuko Kasuya

研究成果: Article査読

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


Existing studies on legislative malapportionment often conceptualize and measure this phenomenon with little regard to intertemporal variations and the malapportionment-generating process (MGP). Our conceptualization leads us to introduce a measure called α-divergence that can identify the vote inequality derived from various stages of MGP. Using an originally created database that covers 440 elections in 112 countries, we decompose the overall degree of malapportionment into three stages: malapportionment that arises at the stages of interstate apportionment, intrastate districting, and allotment of seats to special districts. We also provide analyses that can decompose the demographic and political factors contributing to the trends of the overall degree of malapportionment for selected countries.

ジャーナルElectoral Studies
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 政治学と国際関係論


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