Integrating and decomposing the sources of partisan bias: Brookes' method and the impact of redistricting in Great Britain

Ron Johnston*, David Rossiter, Charles Pattie

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In a recent paper, Grofman et al. claimed that no method is available with which the partisan bias characteristic of single-member constituency electoral systems can be decomposed into the various bias-inducing factors. This note draws attention to a method that meets that criterion, and which was developed forty years ago. The method is described and illustrated, and used to assess the impact of recent redistrictings in Great Britain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalElectoral Studies
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999

Keywords

  • Bias
  • Decomposition
  • Redistricting

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