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The impact of proportional representation and coalition government on fiscal policy

Type: Think PiecesWritten by James Paton | Monday 18 April 2011

Many claims are made about the impact of voting systems on government fiscal policies, but what does the international evidence say? In this think piece, James Paton assesses the impact of coalition government and systems of proportional representation on government fiscal policies in five different countries, and discusses the implication of his findings for the US.

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