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Title: Replication data for: Party Preferences and Electoral Reform: How Time in Government Affects the Likelihood of Supporting a Change.      
dateReleased:
12-22-2012
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/18928
ID:
hdl:1902.1/18928
description:
Most of the literature asserts that political parties rationally define their preference for electoral reform with respect to their possible gains and the balance of power between and within parties. Other scholars moderate this rationality, underlining the role of the uncertainty inherent to any change in the electoral system. This article shows how risk and expected gains interact. Through an analysis of the preferences of 84 parties in 13 different electoral reform debates, it shows that risk impedes parties from supporting even advantageous change. However, it also points out that not all parties are equally sensitive to risk. Parties that are dissatisfied with the current system are more willing to favour a reform from which they expect gains. In other words, dissatisfaction makes parties more seat-maximising.
description:
Pilet, Jean-Benoit; Bol, Damien, 2012, "Replication data for: Party Preferences and Electoral Reform: How Time in Government Affects the Likelihood of Supporting a Change.", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/18928, Harvard Dataverse, V2
name:
Pilet, Jean-Benoit
Bol, Damien
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997