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From ferromagnets to electoral instability

An electoral model predicts that polarized and alienated voters lead to unstable elections, like phase transitions in an Ising model. Such physics-inspired models may help political scientists devise electoral reforms to quench instability.

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Jordan, S. From ferromagnets to electoral instability. Nat. Phys. 16, 125–126 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0761-8

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