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Electoral systems for emerging democracies

Electoral systems for emerging democracies

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Published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida in Copenhagen .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Jørgen Elklit.
ContributionsElklit, Jørgen., Denmark. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Physical Object
Pagination144p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18044614M
ISBN 108772655208

Abstract. Electoral systems for electing the lower chamber of national legislatures in Africa’s emerging democracies are the outcomes of strategic choice structured by a combination of contextual and contingent by: 5. In the 25 years since Arend Lijphart remarked that 'the study of electoral systems is undoubtedly the most underdeveloped subject in political science' the field has developed rapidly. It is now a mature research area served by several journals, many book-length treatments, and a number of long-running comparative studies that cover just about.

  Proportional electoral systems tend to produce minority or coalition governments, which will produce a very different set of political outcomes than majoritarian systems, which tend to create single-party governments 5. There are many perceived benefits to a proportional electoral system; representation gains are among the biggest of these.   Another key part to an electoral system in a newly emerging democracy is representation of the citizen’s interests. The citizen’s interests are best exemplified through the open list proportional representation system. In this electoral system, the state’s legislature will be in .

76 democracy, electoral systems, and judicial empowerment Revised Pages analysis of within-country data to test more directly the causal mechanism that leads to the theoretical predictions summarized in the preceding para-graph. The rest of this chapter is organized as follows. We first describe theCited by: 2. 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.


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