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Are our political systems getting too efficient at identifying where the political centre lies?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 05:42:41 AM EST
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In principle that has to be part of it, as theoretically the "floating voters" are the ones in the centre.

Of course, the system itself can distort which voters get a voice, distorting what the centre converged on is, and hence each country's policies will be built around a different centre.

I guess "converging on the centre" basically implies that the electorate is fundamentally fractured on one axis. (Rich/poor?) In theory states where another consideration is important (e.g. Scottish Nationalists?) the centre might not be converged on in the same manner.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 06:56:27 AM EST
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I asked the same question on my block back in april
by Laurent GUERBY on Wed Sep 6th, 2006 at 09:22:21 AM EST
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