Predicting Party SizesThe 2007 Johan Skytte Prize Lecture
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9477.2009.00234.x
The Skytte Foundation states that I was awarded the Skytte Prize 2008 for 'profound analysis of the function of electoral systems in representative democracy'. What does this mean? As examples, I would highlight three relationships that qualify as laws in the strongest scientific sense. They do so because they offer a logically supported model as well as agreement with data, which gives them broad predictive ability. © 2009 Nordic Political Science Association.