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Electoral Engineering: Limits and Possibilities

Arend Lijphart

in Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273479
eISBN:
9780191684050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273479.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the practical significance of the analyses of electoral systems for electoral engineering. The findings of the study reveal that the links between the electoral system and the ... More


Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Francesca R. Jensenius

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

India has one of the most extensive quota systems in the world: the reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes (SCs, the former “untouchables”) in the country’s legislative assemblies. Combining ... More


The Effects of Political Inclusion

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since 1950, SCs in India have been guaranteed a proportional presence in the country’s legislative assemblies. These quotas were designed with the explicit goal of integrating SCs into mainstream ... More


Trade-Offs in Institutional Design

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 summarizes the empirical findings and argues that quotas for SCs have played an important role in breaking down the social barriers associated with the caste system. This success is only ... More


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