The more concentrated, the better represented? The geographical concentration of immigrants and their descriptive representation in the German mixed-member system
|Professorship/Faculty:||Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft||Author(s):||Geese, Lucas ; Schacht, Diana||Title of the Journal:||International Political Science Review||ISSN:||0192-5121|
|Publisher Information:||London : Sage||Year of publication:||2018||Issue:||First Published November 22, 2018||Pages / Size:||Online-Ressource (16 Seiten)||Language(s):||English||Licence:||German Act on Copyright||DOI:||10.1177/0192512118796263||Document Type:||Article||Abstract:||
Does the geographical concentration of ethnic minorities influence their descriptive representation in closed-list systems? Counterintuitive to the idea that single-member district electoral rules are necessary for minorities’ geographical representation, we argue that, in closed-list systems, parties are incentivised to allocate promising list positions to those minority candidates who are based in geographical areas where minorities concentrate. Empirically, we provide a case study of the list positions of dual candidates of immigrant origin running in the German mixed-member system in 2013. Results show a relationship between the list positions of candidates of immigrant origin and geographical concentrations of immigrant-origin residents.
|Keywords:||Descriptive representation, mixed-member systems, immigrant-origin candidates, geographical concentrations, ethnic minorities||Peer Reviewed:||Ja||International Distribution:||Ja||URI:||https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44890||Release Date:||27. November 2018|