DIGSSCORE Seminar: Carpetbaggers in OLPR electoral systems: from a personal to a party vote?
Corentin Poyet, Associate Professor at the Department of Government at the University of Bergen, will present for us today. He will present his article, co-authored with David Arter, titled "Carpetbaggers in OLPR electoral systems: from a personal to a party vote?".
The event is in a hybrid format, you are welcome to join us for lunch from the Corner room at DIGSSCORE. Food is provided on a first-come first-served basis. Zoom link for digital attendance.
The paper is the first to set parachutage in the context of an open-list PR voting system where there are no safe seats and candidates are elected from a party list based on their individual poll. Drawing on the Finnish experience, parachutage is viewed as a relatively routine party nomination strategy designed to utilise/maximise the personal vote potential of high-profile politicians by relocating them to larger-magnitude districts where they had not previously stood.