Tactical Coordination in Plurality Electoral Systems.
Simple plurality election systems (commonly known as "first past the post") are often associated with the dominance of two political parties. Such systems tend to reward leading parties with a disproportionately large number of seats (the "mechanical" effect) and provoke tactical voting, where voters switch away from trailing parties (the "psychological" effect). We view tactical voting as a coordination problem. A group of voters wish to prevent a win by a disliked party (such as the Conserv...Expand abstract
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