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The Politics of Electoral Reform: Changing the Rules of Democracy

The Politics of Electoral Reform: Changing the Rules of Democracy

by Alan Renwick
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ISBN-13: 9780521765305
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2010
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Renwick is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Building Blocks: 2. What motivates actors?; 3. From motivations to outcomes: exogenous factors; 4. The reform process: endogenous factors; Part II. Elite Majority Imposition: 5. France: the recurrent game of electoral reform; 6. Italy: the search for stability; 7. Japan: the persistence of SNTV; 8. Elite majority imposition: comparative analysis; Part III. Elite-Mass Interaction: 9. Italy: diluting proportional representation; 10. Japan: the abandonment of SNTV; 11. New Zealand: MMP in a Westminster setting; 12. Elite-mass interaction: comparative analysis; 13. Conclusions and implications; Appendix: Glossary of electoral system terminology.

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