- mal (bad, wrong) + apportionment (Wiktionary)
“The US Senate famously overrepresents certain rural areas* but some level of this form of malapportionment is a common feature of electoral systems.”
“We find that malapportionment is negatively related to both gasoline taxes and support for the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (where “support” is measured as the duration of the spell between the signing of the Protocol and ratification by the domestic legislature).”
“You gave numbers on malapportionment, which is yet entirely another issue.”
“When WA was finally implementing a one vote-one value electoral system, the Greens supported it for the Lower House, but - for reasons which I have never understood - insisted on keeping the regional weighting (more commonly known as a malapportionment) in the Upper House.”
“The institution has always been pernicious, just as the malapportionment of the Senate has always been the result of a hardball political negotiation rather than expressing some underlying good idea about the design of political institutions.”
“Senate, which has some severe malapportionment problems: Currently, Senators from the 21 least populated states, representing 37 million of 307 million Americans (12%), can filibuster and stop anything.”
“And no more discrimination against minorities, malapportionment of electoral districts, white-only primaries, etc.”
“Senate, which has some severe malapportionment problems:”
“We argue that malapportionment of the electoral system affects both the rate at which governments tax gasoline and the extent to which governments participate in global efforts to ameliorate climate change.”
“The malapportionment of the Senate, for instance, worsened dramatically over time as newer states with small populations were admitted to the union.”
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