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Spain: Proportional Representation with Majoritarian Outcomes

Jonathan Hopkin

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Spain has a PR system that has not been particularly proportional. The main reason is that its 50 historic provinces (dating from 1833) were chosen as the electoral districts, and these provinces ... More


Four Other Potential Explanations

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/9780198273479.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the influence of electoral system variables on disproportionality and various party system characteristics using comparable-case, cross-tabulation and regression analyses. These ... More


The U.S. Supreme Court Reapportionment Cases

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the Supreme Court’s actions on reapportionment cases nationally in the early 1960s when all states were malapportioned, and the Court’s movement toward the one-man-one-vote ... More


The Reapportionment Cases

Lackland H. Bloom

in Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199765881
eISBN:
9780199366903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765881.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Reapportionment Cases resulted in one of the most significant changes in political power in American history. By 1960, virtually all state legislatures were grossly malapportioned on account of ... More


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