Matthew Søberg Shugart

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Matthew Søberg Shugart (born October 21, 1960) is an orchardist and professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. Shugart is an expert on the subjects of electoral systems and constitutional design, particularly with regard to the nations of Latin America. He is also known for his voting systems blog, Fruits and Votes. Shugart developed the Shugart number, the observation that the number of members of the lower house tends towards the cube root of population.


Shugart obtained a B.A. and Ph.D., both in Political Science, and both from the University of California, Irvine in 1984 and 1988 respectively.[1]


  1. ^ "Matthew S. Shugart". Retrieved February 1, 2018.