Another consideration in minority vote diluting remedies: rent-seeking

Voting methods - Minority voting - rent-seeking

This paper examines several voting methods with regard to their sensitivity to rent-seeking. It is found that proportional representation methods, rather than semiproportional ones, such as cumulative voting, are relatively insensitive to rent-seeking efforts, and thus preferable. It’s also suggested that an even less sensitive method, the proportional lottery, may be appropriate for use within deliberative bodies, where proportional representation is inapplicable and minority vote dilution otherwise remains an intractable problem.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=611663

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