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Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990

Author: Arend Lijphart; Don Aitkin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Comparative European politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A systematic and comprehensive study of the electoral systems used by 27 democracies, including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, India, and Japan. It is the definitive treatment  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arend Lijphart; Don Aitkin
ISBN: 0198280548 9780198280545
OCLC Number: 36221658
Notes: "First published 1994. First issued in paperback 1995"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Political Science Association George H. Hallet Award 2010.
Description: xvii, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Goals and methods --
Electoral systems --
Disproportionality, multipartism, and majority victories --
Changes in election rules between systems in the same country --
Bivariate and multivariate analyses --
Four other potential explanations --
Electoral engineering --
Indices of disproportionality and party system characteristics.
Series Title: Comparative European politics.
Responsibility: Arend Lijphart ; in collaboration with Don Aitkin [and others].

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