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Professor Published in Leading Political Science Journal

Kolev, KirilCONWAY, Ark. (May 19, 2015) – An article co-authored by Hendrix College politics and international relations professor Dr. Kiril Kolev will be published in Political Research Quarterly, a leading political science journal.

The article, titled “Varying the Un-Variable: Social Structure, Electoral Formulae, and Election Quality,” was written by Kolev and Dr. Fabrice Lehoucq of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

It has gained traction in an ongoing institutional reform debate in the United Kingdom and was featured in an editorial by Democratic Audit UK, a London School of Economics-based nonprofit research organization.

According to Democratic Audit UK, the research “shows that plurality electoral systems lead to more ballot rigging than do proportional systems, that plurality systems are associated with inferior election quality in the Quality of Elections Database, and that electoral formulae have as much impact as social structure on whether elections are free and fair.”

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