Essays about: "Vianello, Nicola"

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  1. 1. Does the electoral law affect the voter’s turnout? The Italian case

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/UCFS

    Author : Nicola Vianello; [2020]
    Keywords : political economy; turnout; elections; synthetic; Italy;

    Abstract : In this thesis I study the effects of the Italian electoral reform of 2005 on the voter turnout, as the data shows a steeper fall in the level of turnout after that year. In particular, I claim that a specific component of the electoral law – the majority prize – is responsible for the fall in the turnout in the years following the reform, due to a distortion in the representative mechanism of the vote, as it leads a different weight in the assignment of the parliamentary seats for each preference. READ MORE