The more concentrated, the better represented? The geographical concentration of immigrants and their descriptive representation in the German mixed-member system

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<div><p>Does the geographical concentration of ethnic minorities influence their descriptive representation in closed-list systems? Counterintuitive to the idea that single-member district electoral rules are necessary for minorities’ geographical representation, we argue that, in closed-list systems, parties are incentivised to allocate promising list positions to those minority candidates who are based in geographical areas where minorities concentrate. Empirically, we provide a case study of the list positions of dual candidates of immigrant origin running in the German mixed-member system in 2013. Results show a relationship between the list positions of candidates of immigrant origin and geographical concentrations of immigrant-origin residents.</p></div>

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Geese, Lucas; Schacht, Diana (2018): The more concentrated, the better represented? The geographical concentration

of immigrants and their descriptive representation in the German mixed-member

system. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4311569.v2