Latner's research focuses on electoral system design, voting rights and political representation. Overarching themes in Latner's writings include the political and policy consequences of institutional design, particularly the impact of electoral systems. Latner serves as Kendall Voting Rights Fellow for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Faculty Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
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Presents a theory of comparative political institutions based on the concept of consensus democracy and social choice theory. Argues that “consensus democracy” is not a special form of democracy characterized by mutual vetoes, but rather the simplest form of democracy, referred to as PR-majority rule. Constructs a typology of political institutions based on differences with this simple model.
Reveals how when the Supreme Court decided partisan gerrymandering was beyond judicial oversight, it radically altered the constraints on redistricting and allowed for greater partisan bias.
Examines how the integrity of an election can be broken down into measurements. Quantifies the legitimacy, fairness, and accuracy of an election.