Electoral Systems and Political Context (BOK)

Robert G Moser

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Electoral Systems and Political Context illustrates how political and social context conditions the effects of electoral rules. The book examines electoral behavior and outcomes in countries that use 'mixed-member' electoral systems - where voters cast one ballot for a party list under proportional representation (PR) and one for a candidate in a single member district (SMD). Based on comparisons of outcomes under the two different rules used in mixed-member systems, the book highlights how electoral systems' effects - especially strategic voting, the number of parties and women's representation - tend to be different in new democracies from what one usually sees in established democracies. Moreover, electoral systems such as SMDs are usually presumed to constrain the number of parties irrespective of the level of social diversity, but this book demonstrates that social diversity frequently shapes party fragmentation even under such restrictive rules.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Robert G Moser
ISBN 9781107607996
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,3cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 489 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Comparative politics, Elections & referenda