ERIC Number: EJ868387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Representation and the Rules of the Game: An Electoral Simulation
Hoffman, Donna R.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v42 n3 p531-535 Jul 2009
It is often a difficult proposition for introductory American government students to comprehend different electoral systems and how the rules of the game affect the representation that results. I have developed a simulation in which different proportional-based electoral systems are compared with a single-member plurality electoral system. In addition, the simulation can also serve to illustrate other concepts commonly introduced in introductory courses.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Elections, Simulation, Political Science, Politics, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, United States Government (Course), Voting
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