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New electoral systems

Hedges, Alan

New electoral systems

what voters need to know : a qualitative study

by Hedges, Alan

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Published by Social & Community Planning Research in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Elections -- Great Britain.,
    • Ballot -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAlan Hedges and Clarissa White with Ben Seyd, Pat Kahn, Kandy Woodfield.
      ContributionsWhite, Clarissa., Social and Community Planning Research (Great Britain), University College, London. Constitution Unit.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJN961 .H43 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6820920M
      ISBN 100904607364
      LC Control Number00300574
      OCLC/WorldCa41216692

        An Idea for Electoral College Reform That Both Parties Might Actually Like The way we now elect presidents would horrify the authors of the U.S. electoral system. But the system . Electoral Systems and Party Systems represents the most definitive treatment of the subject since Rae's classic study in , based as it is on more accurate and comprehensive data (covering more countries and over a longer time span), and using stronger hypotheses and better analytical methods.

      The book concentrates on the real world 'politics', as well as the 'political science' of electoral systems. The book will be of 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. An electoral system or voting system is a set of rules that determine how elections and referendums are conducted and how their results are determined. Political electoral systems are organized by governments, while non-political elections may take place in business, non-profit organisations and informal organisations. These rules govern all aspects of the voting process: when elections occur.

      A New Electoral System. In the pursuit of more stable governments, Italy has enacted a number of electoral reforms since the start of its second republic. The latest of these was a major reform passed in , creating a new voting system known colloquially as the Rosatellum bis. The March election will thus be the first under a new mixed. The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative research project among national election studies around the world. Participating countries and polities include a common module of survey questions in their national post-election studies. The resulting data are collated together along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables into one dataset allowing.


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