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The politics of electoral systems / edited by Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell
Bib ID 3256628
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Description Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 
xxvi, 662 p. : ill. ; 25cm. 
ISBN 0199257566
Summary

"The book provides detailed analyses of the operation of a diverse set of electoral systems in their national context. Each chapter explains how the electoral system really works in the given country, examining the strategic incentives the system provides to voters, candidates, and parties. All country chapters have a common format and structure." "The book will be interest to those concerned with the practical political business of electoral reform. The book contains a wealth of evidence about the performance of various kinds of proportional representation and of non-PR systems."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: I. Introduction: Electoral Systems and Electoral Systems Resea
  • 1. Introduction to Electoral Systems
  • Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell
  • 2. Comparative Electoral Systems Research: The Maturation
  • of a Field and New Challenges Ahead
  • Matthew Soberg Shugart
  • 3. Why are There so Many (or so Few) Electoral Reforms?
  • Richard S. Katz
  • II. Single-Member Constituency Systems
  • 4. Australia: The Alternative Vote in a Compliant Political Culture
 
Notes

Originally published: 2005.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Elections.  |  Politics, Practical.  |  Electoral systems  |  Evaluation  |  Political stability  |  Elections, Federal  |  Elections, Overseas  |  Australia overseas comparisons
Other authors/contributors Gallagher, Michael, 1951-  |  Mitchell, Paul, 1964-

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