Approval Voting in Germany: Description of a Field Experiment

  • Carlos Alós–FerrerEmail author
  • Ðura-Georg Granić
Part of the Studies in Choice and Welfare book series (WELFARE)


The 2008 state elections in the German state of Hesse were expected to be extremely close. However, nobody expected that forming a new governmentwould reveal itself to be impossible and, after long months of unsuccessful attempts, new elections would have to be called for almost exactly 1 year later.


State Election Vote Share Absolute Majority Approval Vote District Election 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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