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The Origins and Components of Electoral Systems

Rein Taagepera

in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When choosing an electoral system, the main tradeoff is between decisiveness of government and representation of minority views. With simple electoral systems, their average effect can be predicted. ... More


Early Objections

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Hare's book received several criticisms and objections, some of which generally took on the notion of proportional representation while others specifically articulated objections towards Hare's ... More


Scheduling race

Anamik Saha

in Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100986
eISBN:
9781526132185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100986.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues, following Garnham’s lead, that the scheduling of ‘minority programming’ and the commitment to finding, or rather, creating audiences for this type of programming is a much more ... More


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