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Electoral Systems and Party Systems

A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990 (Comparative European Politics)

by Arend Lijphart

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages222
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ISBN 100198280548
ISBN 109780198280545

‎Mixed-member electoral systems may well be the electoral reform of the 21st century. In the view of many electoral reformers, mixed systems offer the best of both the traditional British single-seat district system and PR systems. This book seeks to evaluate: why these systems have recently appeale. Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, by Arend Lijphart starting at $ Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

18). Every one of the parliamentary electoral systems listed in Annex A can be categorized under one of these nine headings, and this family tree, though rooted in long-established conventions, is the first to take account of all the electoral systems used for parliamentary elections in the world today, regard-5 How to Use this Handbook. This work discusses and shows through statistics how the choice and design of electoral system/changes in electoral systems can have significant and lasting direct consequences for party proliferation, proportionality of party representation.

the relevance of electoral systems for the understanding of party systems. Students of Canadian parties, however, have all but ignored the electoral system as an explanatory factor of any importance. The analysis to follow will suggest that the electoral system has played a . Not only the shape of a party system but also the internal cohesion and discipline of parties may be affected by the electoral system design. Some electoral systems encourage more factionalism than others. This often leads to internal party disputes where one wing is constantly at odds with another wing.


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Primary elections are a feature of some electoral systems, either as a formal part of the electoral system or informally by choice of individual political parties as a method of selecting candidates, as is the case in Italy. Primary elections limit the risk of vote splitting by ensuring a single party candidate.

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The resulting whole number is the initial number of seats each party gets • Second, unallocated seats are awarded to parties with the largest remainders.