, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 297-307

How two-party competition treats minorities

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Abstract.

The paper studies Downsian electoral competition in the framework of redistributive politics among groups of unequal size. As soon as no group forms a majority on its own, parties treat all voters in the same way at an equilibrium of the Plurality game.

This paper has benefited a lot from the referees' careful reading. I also thank for their comments Steve Brams and other seminar participants in Caen and Paris. All remaining errors are mine.