Effective number of parties for incomplete data
- Author(s): Taagepera, R
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/s0261-3794(97)00003-6
In the presence of a large lumped category of 'Other' parties the effective number of parties cannot be known exactly. Some approaches used produce large discrepancies. This note shows how the effective number still can be estimated with fair accuracy. The same issue arises with the measures of disproportionality between seats and votes. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.