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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Andrew Reeve; Alan Ware
|Description:||1 online resource (vi, 190 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Variety of electoral systems; The power of electoral systems; The continuity of electoral systems; Electoral systems in Britain; 2 What is an election?; Methods of decision-making; Elections and non-democratic decision-making; Democracy and elected bodies; Elections and voting versus markets: market failure; Elections and voting versus markets: problems with voting procedures; 3 The evolution of the Parliamentary electoral system; The development of territorial representation in Britain; The extent of the electorate. The accountability of elected to electorsEquality of the vote; The elements of electoral systems; Concluding remarks; 4 Electoral systems and democracy; Introduction; The place of elections in democracy; Direct democracy; Representation; Elections, democracy and representation: aspects of aggregation; Conclusion; 5 Secret and open voting; Introduction; John Stuart Mill on voting as a public act; Simultaneous and serial voting: the role of ignorance; Arguments for openness; Arguments for secrecy; Conclusion; 6 The territorial dimension of elections; Introduction. The advantages and disadvantages of territorial sub-unitsBritain: representing persons and places; Consequences of territorial representation; Concluding remarks; 7 Aggregating votes: rival systems; Introduction; Basic variables in electoral systems; Popular electoral systems; Conclusion; 8 Conclusion; Comparative perspectives; The value of different approaches; Choosing an electoral system; Notes; References; Index.|
|Series Title:||Theory and practice in British politics.|
|Responsibility:||Andrew Reeve and Alan Ware.|
- Representative government and representation.
- Gouvernement représentatif.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.