skip to content
Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Arend Lijphart; Don Aitkin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Comparative European politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
An electoral system is the most fundamental element of representative democracy, translating citizen's votes into representative's seats. It is also the most potent practical instrument available to democratic reformers. This systematic and comprehensive study describes and classifies the 70 electoral systems used by 27 democracies - including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, India,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lijphart, Arend.
Electoral systems and party systems.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)622339921
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arend Lijphart; Don Aitkin
ISBN: 0198273479 9780198273479 0198280548 9780198280545
OCLC Number: 28064357
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Political Science Association George H. Hallet Award 2010.
Description: xvii, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Goals and Methods --
2. Electoral Systems: Types, Patterns, Trends --
3. Disproportionality, Multipartism, and Majority Victories --
4. Changes in Election Rules between Systems in the Same Country --
5. Bivariate and Multivariate Analyses --
6. Four Other Potential Explanations --
7. Electoral Engineering: Limits and Possibilities --
App. A. Proportional Representation Formulas --
App. B. Indices of Disproportionality and Party System Characteristics --
App. C. Data: Sources, Additions, Corrections, Clarifications.
Series Title: Comparative European politics.
Responsibility: Arend Lijphart ; in collaboration with Don Aitkin [and others].
More information:

Abstract:

A systematic and comprehensive study of 70 electoral systems used by 27 democracies, including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan and New Zealand. -  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

...this is a truly excellent book...Lijphart's book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the mechanics and consequences of the electoral systems. * Political Studies * `There is a wealth of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28064357> # Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "28064357" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/systemes_electoraux> ; # Systèmes électoraux
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/kiesstelsels> ; # Kiesstelsels
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871341> ; # Comparative government
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/ue_ce_etats_membres> ; # UE/CE Etats membres
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/324.63/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/institutions_politiques_comparees> ; # Institutions politiques comparées
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/democracia> ; # Democracia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/politieke_partijen> ; # Politieke partijen
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/elections_etudes_comparatives> ; # Élections--Études comparatives
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/elections> ; # Élections
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/histoire> ; # Histoire
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069410> ; # Political parties
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/eleicoes> ; # Eleicoes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/analyse_comparative> ; # Analyse comparative
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Thing/elections> ; # Elections
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partidos_politicos> ; # Partidos politicos
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/systeme_electoral_etudes_comparatives> ; # Système électoral--Etudes comparatives
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partis_politiques> ; # Partis politiques
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/904324> ; # Elections
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/democratie_etudes_comparatives> ; # Démocratie--Études comparatives
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/organisation_de_cooperation_et_de_developpement_economiques> ; # Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partis_politiques_etudes_comparatives> ; # Partis politiques--Études comparatives
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/vergelijkend_onderzoek> ; # Vergelijkend onderzoek
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/16015324> ; # Don Aitkin
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/84666485> ; # Arend Lijphart
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "An electoral system is the most fundamental element of representative democracy, translating citizen's votes into representative's seats. It is also the most potent practical instrument available to democratic reformers. This systematic and comprehensive study describes and classifies the 70 electoral systems used by 27 democracies - including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan, and New Zealand - for 384 national legislative and European Parliament elections between 1945 and 1990. Using comparative and statistical analyses of these systems, Arend Lijphart demonstrates the effect of the electoral formula used, the number of representatives elected per district, electoral thresholds, and five other key features of electoral systems on the proportionality of the election outcome, the degree of multipartism, and the creation of majority parties. In the process he reveals that electoral systems are neither as diverse nor as complex as is often assumed. Electoral Systems and Party Systems represents the most definitive treatment of the subject since Rae's classic study in 1967, based as it is on more accurate and comprehensive data (covering more countries and a longer time-span), and using stronger hypotheses and better analytical methods. The unique information and analysis it offers will make it essential reading for everyone working in the field."@en ;
    schema:description "1. Introduction: Goals and Methods -- 2. Electoral Systems: Types, Patterns, Trends -- 3. Disproportionality, Multipartism, and Majority Victories -- 4. Changes in Election Rules between Systems in the Same Country -- 5. Bivariate and Multivariate Analyses -- 6. Four Other Potential Explanations -- 7. Electoral Engineering: Limits and Possibilities -- App. A. Proportional Representation Formulas -- App. B. Indices of Disproportionality and Party System Characteristics -- App. C. Data: Sources, Additions, Corrections, Clarifications."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/13614857> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Series/comparative_european_politics> ; # Comparative European politics.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/622339921> ;
    schema:name "Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990"@en ;
    schema:productID "28064357" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28064357#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_1994> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/spk/sbb/recht/toc/277800900.pdf> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0603/93016032-t.html> ;
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780198273479.pdf> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198273479> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198280545> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9368115> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28064357> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Series/comparative_european_politics> # Comparative European politics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28064357> ; # Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990
    schema:name "Comparative European politics." ;
    schema:name "Comparative European politics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/analyse_comparative> # Analyse comparative
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Analyse comparative"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/democratie_etudes_comparatives> # Démocratie--Études comparatives
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Démocratie--Études comparatives"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/elections_etudes_comparatives> # Élections--Études comparatives
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Élections--Études comparatives"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/institutions_politiques_comparees> # Institutions politiques comparées
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Institutions politiques comparées"@en ;
    schema:name "Institutions politiques comparées"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/organisation_de_cooperation_et_de_developpement_economiques> # Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partidos_politicos> # Partidos politicos
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Partidos politicos"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partis_politiques> # Partis politiques
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Partis politiques"@en ;
    schema:name "Partis politiques"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/partis_politiques_etudes_comparatives> # Partis politiques--Études comparatives
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Partis politiques--Études comparatives"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/politieke_partijen> # Politieke partijen
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politieke partijen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/systeme_electoral_etudes_comparatives> # Système électoral--Etudes comparatives
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Système électoral--Etudes comparatives"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/systemes_electoraux> # Systèmes électoraux
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Systèmes électoraux"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/ue_ce_etats_membres> # UE/CE Etats membres
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "UE/CE Etats membres"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/13614857#Topic/vergelijkend_onderzoek> # Vergelijkend onderzoek
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Vergelijkend onderzoek"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069410> # Political parties
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political parties"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871341> # Comparative government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Comparative government"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/904324> # Elections
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Elections"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/16015324> # Don Aitkin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Aitkin" ;
    schema:givenName "Don" ;
    schema:name "Don Aitkin" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/84666485> # Arend Lijphart
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lijphart" ;
    schema:givenName "Arend" ;
    schema:name "Arend Lijphart" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198273479>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198273479" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198273479" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198280545>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198280548" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198280545" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/622339921>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Electoral systems and party systems." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28064357> ; # Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/28064357>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28064357> ; # Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990
    schema:dateModified "2019-04-19" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.