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Handbook of electoral system choice

Author: Josep Maria Colomer
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Handbook of Electoral System Choice' addresses the theoretical and comparative issues of electoral reform in relation to democratization, political strategies in established democracies and the relative performance of different electoral systems. Case studies are included.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Josep Maria Colomer
ISBN: 1403904545 9781403904546
OCLC Number: 53138653
Description: xxii, 555 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION The Strategy and History of Electoral System Choice / J.M. Colomer --
THE AMERICAS The Americas: General Overview / J.M. Colomer --
Argentina: Compromising on a Qualified-Plurality System / G.L. Negretto --
Brazil: Democratizing with Majority-Runoff / J.M. Nicolau --
Costa Rica: Modifying Majoritarianism with 40 Percent Threshold / F. Lehoucq --
Mexico: Designing Electoral Rules by a Dominant Party / A. Diaz-Cayeros & B. Magaloni --
United States: The Past: Moving from Diversity to Unified Single Member Districts / E. Engstrom --
United States: The Future: Reconsidering Single-Member Districts and the Electoral College / R.L. Engstrom --
WESTERN EUROPE Western Europe: General Overview / J.M. Colomer --
France: Reform-mongering Between Majority-Runoff and Proportionality / G. Alexander --
Germany: Partisan Engineering of Personalized Proportional Representation / M. Kreuzer --
Italy: Lofty Ambitions and Unintended Consequences / D. Gambetta & S. Warner --
Spain: From Civil War to Proportional Representation / J.M. Colomer --
Sweden: Introducing Proportional Representation From Above / L. Lewin --
Switzerland: Introducing Proportional Representation From Below / G. Lutz --
United Kingdom: Reforming the Westminster Model / P. Dunleavy & H. Margetts --
EASTERN EUROPE Eastern Europe: General Overview / C. Flores Juberas --
The Baltics: Independence with Divergent Electoral Systems / E. Mikkel & V. Pettai --
Czech Republic: Entrenching Proportional Representation / P. Kopecky --
Hungary: Compromising Mid-way on a Mixed System / J.W. Schiemann --
Poland: Learning to Manipulate Electoral Rules / M. Kaminski --
Russia: Compromising a Long Lasting Transitional Formula / O. Shvetsova --
AFRICA Africa: Dictatorial and Democratic Electoral Systems since 1946 / M. Golder & L. Wantchekon --
Africa: Electoral Systems in Emerging Democracies / S. Mozaffar --
South Africa: Proportional Representation in the Puzzle to Stabilize Democracy / A. Reynolds --
ASIA AND PACIFIC Asia and Pacific: General Overview / A. Hicken --
Australia: Replacing Plurality Rule with Majority-Preferential Voting / M. Sawer --
India: Majoritarian Democracy from Above / S.K. Mitra --
Indonesia: Transition and Change, but Electoral System Continuity / A. Ellis --
Japan: Manipulating Multi-member Districts: From SNTV to a Mixed System / J. Wada --
New Zealand: Reform by (Nearly) Immaculate Design / J.H. Nagel --
Glossary and Index / J.M. Colomer.
Responsibility: edited by Josep M. Colomer.
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