The literature on power indices is very large, but it has had little impact on public debate regarding various aspects of constitutional reform and the design of electoral and voting systems. The need for such an impact is very substantial, as illustrated by three recent examples drawn from New Zealand and the UK. But researchers who use power indices seem to prefer to be scholars (working in 'ivory towers') rather than technocrats or emancipators who might engineer or stimulate informed change: their research has very little wider impact.
|Title of host publication||Power, Voting, and Voting Power: 30 Years After|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||9783642359293, 3642359280, 9783642359286|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2013|