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  Duverger's law
Duverger's Law is a principle which asserts that a first-past-the-post voting system naturally leads to a two-party system.
It eventually became referred to as a "law" in works by other political scientists, who applied further research to the proposition, and devised alternative voting systems which do not appear to be subject to the same characteristics as first-past-the-post.
A frequent consequence of Duverger's law is the spoiler effect, where a third-party candidate takes votes away from one of the two leading candiates.
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  Duverger's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Duverger's Law is a principle which asserts that a first-past-the-post election system or in other words, a Single-member, Simple-plurality system, naturally leads to a two-party system.
Duverger himself did not regard his principle as absolute: instead he suggested that first-past-the-post would act to delay the emergence of a new political force, and would accelerate the elimination of a weakening force - proportional representation would have the opposite effect.
A frequent consequence of Duverger's Law is the spoiler effect, where a third-party candidate takes votes away from one of the two leading candidates.
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 IngentaConnect Duvergers Law and the Study of Electoral Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Duverger's Law and the Study of Electoral Systems
Since its first publication in 1951, Duverger's Political Parties has influenced an entire branch of political science devoted to the study of the political consequences of electoral laws.
First explaining the propositions and their context, the essay examines their influence on political science, and concludes by assessing where future research in the area might be best concentrated.French Politics (2006) 4, 69–83.
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 Duverger's law - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Duverger's Law is a principle which asserts that a first-past-the-post voting system naturally leads to a two-party system.
It eventually became referred to as a "law" in works by other political scientists, who applied further research to the proposition, and devised alternative voting systems which do not appear to be subject to the same characteristics as first-past-the-post.
A frequent consequence of Duverger's law is the spoiler effect, where a third-party candidate takes votes away from one of the two leading candiates.
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Law (a loanword from Old Norse lag), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow the established rules of conduct.
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 Duverger's law - TheBestLinks.com - Duverger's Law, Australia, Australian Labor Party, Canada, ...
Australia uses single transferable vote as well and, though not strictly a two-party system, is dominated by a major party (the Labor Party) and a major coalition (the Liberal/National coalition).
Maurice Duverger, "Factors in a Two-Party and Multiparty System (http://www.janda.org/c24/Readings/Duverger/Duverger.htm)," in Party Politics and Pressure Groups (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972), pp.
William H. Riker, The Two-party System and Duverger's Law: An Essay on the History of Political Science (http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/printpage/00030554/di961007/96p0002q/0.pdf?userID=9803f96d@duke.edu/01cc99331a00503f125fandbackcontext=resultsandconfig=jstoranddowhat=Acrobatand0.pdf) American Political Science Review, 76 (December, 1982), pp.
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 Duverger's law - Gurupedia
The discovery of this principle is attributed to Maurice Duverger, a French sociologist who observed the effect and recorded it in several papers published in the
U.S. presidential election of 1860, as examples of often temporary regional instability that occurs from time-to-time in otherwise stable two-party systems (Riker, 1982).
Two-party system), researchers and mathematicians have devoted considerable time to developing voting systems that do not appear to be subject to Duverger's Law.
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 Talk:Duvergers Law
It is conceivable that this isn't the most useful link to include in a general-purpose encyclopedia.
RobLa - This is the best paper I know of on Duverger's law (I have a paper copy).
Hopefully, someone will research this and come up with some original work to put here (perhaps I will one day).
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 Encyclopedia: Duvergers law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While there are indeed many FPTP systems with two parties, there are significant counterexamples: Scotland has had until recently first-past-the-post and similar systems but has seen the development of several significant competing political parties.
Maurice Duverger, "Factors in a Two-Party and Multiparty System
William H. Riker, The Two-party System and Duverger's Law: An Essay on the History of Political Science (http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/printpage/00030554/di961007/96p0002q/0.pdf?userID=9803f96d@duke.edu/01cc99331a00503f125fandbackcontext=resultsandconfig=jstoranddowhat=Acrobatand0.pdf) American Political Science Review, 76 (December, 1982), pp.
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Unless we change the electoral laws and how we allocate seats in the legislature we will always have a two-party system.
This is as close to a scientific law of politics as there is.
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 32 Encyclopedia: First Past the Post electoral system b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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Duverger's law predicts that constituencies that use first-past-the-post systems will become two-party systems.
A two-party system is a type of party system where only two political parties have a realistic chance of winning an election.
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Redirected from Duvergers Law Duverger's Law is a principle which asserts that a first-past-the-post voting system naturally leads to a two-party system.
Maurice Duverger, " (External) Factors in a Two-Party and Multiparty System (http://www.janda.org/c24/Readings/Duverger/Duverger.htm)," in Party Politics and Pressure Groups (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1972), pp.
William H. Riker, (External) The Two-party System and Duverger's Law: An Essay on the History of Political Science (http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/printpage/00030554/di961007/96p0002q/0.pdf?userID=9803f96d@duke.edu/01cc99331a00503f125fandbackcontext=resultsandconfig=jstoranddowhat=Acrobatand0.pdf) American Political Science Review, 76 (December, 1982), pp.
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 [ENG] "Tear-off calendar of the summer 2004" - Abbé Philippe Laguérie - September 2004
The Duvergers, on the order of the French district, have all the locks of the Sainte-Colombe Church broken and have this church kept by some watchmen, seconded by a dog.
The same day at noon, Father Pierre Duverger arrives (against all law because of the suspensive appeal) flanked by a bailiff holding a paper with the heading of Mister Anne-Claude Roissard (her again and always : now she thinks she is a district attorney!)
This very night, Father Pierre Duverger will break into the Priory by a fence of the propriety and a window of the Priory.
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 World Affairs Board - Shock-horror in the Soprano state
I'm referring to what's known as Duverger's law (Click here for info on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duvergers_Law), It's a social-scientific law/principle that states first-past-the-post electoral systems (single-member-plurality election districts) produce two-party political systems.
There are exceptions to the law, of course, but it holds strong in an overwhelming number of instances.
So...to make a long story short...yes, Libertarians, Con Law party, Greens are all out there, but the way we convert votes into seats makes them unlikely to get elected.
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 SSRN-References Cited 'A Spatial Voting Model Where Proportional Rule Leads to Two-Party Equilibria' by Francesco De ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Engelmann, F. (1988), The Austrian Party System: Continuity and Change, in Parties and Party Systems in Liberal Democracies, edited by S. Fey, M. (1997) "Stability and Coordination in Duvergers Law: A Formal Model of Preelection Polls and Strategic Voting", American Political Science Review, 91, 135-147.
Palfrey, T. (1989), A mathematical proof of Duvergers law.
Riker, W.H. (1982), "The Two-party system and Duvergers law: An essay on the history of political science", American Political Science Review, 76, 753-766.
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 It's the plurality voting system ...
The post about alternative voting systems was interesting, but the fact remains that we're stuck with the plurality system for this year (and probably a very long time to come).
This has the two party system as an emergent property (see Duverger's law, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duvergers_Law).
Campaign for a better voting system if you wish, but vote for the lesser of two evils or you are voting for the greater of them.
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 STV for BC - Vote Yes!: Vote Know?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Consider what happens when people 'know' a lot: The members of the Citizens Assembly studied electoral systems for over a year and at the end, they voted 146-7 that STV is better than the current system.
The Law Commission of Canada did a study and concluded that just about anything was better than First Past the Post (the current system) including STV (they recommended MMP as the best choice).
First Past the Post is so hostile to small parties that political scientists have formed a 'law', (Duvergers Law) which postulates that First Past the Post naturally leads to a two-party system.
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