Review of Economic Design

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 297–307 | Cite as

How two-party competition treats minorities

  • Jean-François Laslier
Original paper


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.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-François Laslier
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Économetrie, École Polytechnique, 1 Rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France (e-mail: FR

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