Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (September 7, 1995)
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the main basic portion of consultant democracy is the electoral system--translating voters' votes into representatives' seats. Electoral platforms also are the main sensible and obtainable tool to be had to democratic reformers. This systematic and finished learn describes and classifies 70 electoral structures utilized by 27 democracies together with these of Western Europe, the us, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan, and New Zealand. utilizing comparative and statistical research of those structures, Arend Lijphart demonstrates the impression of the electoral formulation used, the variety of representatives elected consistent with district, electoral thresholds, and 5 different key beneficial properties of electoral structures at the proportionality of the election end result, the measure of multipartisanism, and the production of majority events. within the procedure, he unearths that electoral platforms are neither as diversified nor as advanced as is generally assumed. the main definitive therapy of the topic due to the fact Rae's vintage examine in 1967, this publication relies on extra actual and entire info protecting extra international locations and an extended time-span and makes use of enhanced hypotheses and higher analytical tools. the original info and research it deals will make it crucial interpreting for students and scholars of comparative politics.