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Parliaments and electoral systems a world handbook by Institute of Electoral Research.

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Published by Institute of Electoral Research in London .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by Bridget Bloom.
ContributionsBloom, Bridget.
The Physical Object
Pagination128p.,22cm
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19939638M

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Electoral systems are the central political institution in representative democracies. They convert votes into seats and structure the choices facing voters. They also affect the behaviour of political parties, individual MPs, and candidates. This book looks at three kinds of issues. First, it focuses on the ‘political science of electoral systems’, that is, it joins the canon of works Democracy, Parliament and Electoral Systems by Mary Anne Griffith-Traversy, , available at Book Depository with free delivery ://   The author explores the diversity of parliaments and electoral systems. He analyses the role of parliaments in relation to the structure of governments as well as their functions and activities. The book provides information on the work of parliaments, on committee systems, on parliamentary immunities, parliamentary staff and services.   18). Every one of the parliamentary electoral systems listed in Annex A can be categorized under one of these nine headings, and this family tree, though rooted in long-established conventions, is the first to take account of all the electoral systems used for parliamentary elections in the world today, regard-5 How to Use this Handbook

Third, it studies the 'politics of electoral systems'. It treats each country's electoral system as, potentially at least, constituting a political issue in its own ://   This book provides a concise and accessible account of the historical experience of European parliaments – why different electoral systems were adopted, how they have functioned, how they have affected the development of political parties, and in what respects they have been found over time to be either suitable or :// This article reviews the by now extensive literature on the Europeanisation of the political systems of the EU, with an emphasis on parliaments and executives (i.e., governments and ministerial   There are plausible arguments to be made in favour of either plurality or proportional electoral systems. In Australia, however, some of the election results before had been so lopsided as to discredit plurality elections and to strengthen the argument that the existing electoral system simply was too unfair to ://

This book seeks to identify the factors that influence the percentage of female parliamentarians, paying particular attention to the electoral system. The author seeks to understand the third wave of democratization of political systems, through the particular perspective of The results of the survey presented in this book do however confirm quite strongly that representation is very much shaped by the political institutions in which it is performed. Representation therefore differs between countries, between different electoral systems, between statewide and regional parliaments, and depends also strongly on the  › Books › New, Used & Rental Textbooks › Social Sciences. The book explores political institutions, intra-party politics, electoral politics and legislative behavior. It develops and tests a new theory of parliamentary debate, using data from the UK, Germany, New Zealand and the European :// Proportional representation is a sufficient but not a necessary condition for hung parliaments. Indeed, as this chapter will argue, first-past-the-post elections are increasingly likely to produce them. The book’s central focus is on governing without majorities and not on the mechanics of the electoral ://