Choosing an Electoral System: Issues and Alternatives (American Political Parties and Elections) download epub
by Bernard Grofman,Arend Lijphart
Volume 80, Issue 1. March 1986, pp. 351-352. Choosing an Electoral System: Issues and Alternatives.
Volume 80, Issue 1. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1984. Leon D. Epstein (a1). University of Wisconsin.
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Arend Lijphart Bernard Grofman American Political Parties and Elections. Choosing an Electoral System Arend Lijphart and Bernard Grofman. attention to the study of electoral systems. After several decades of indifference to electoral reform, the electoral system has again become a controversial question in many countries. The aim of this book is to bring to- gether in one volume, and in nontechnical form, all of the basic issues and all of the key alternatives for electoral choice, presented by scholars with widely varying electoral system preferences.
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Electoral systems have proved one of the most important democratic institutions. The origin of political parties is found within mechanism of elected legislature that embodies the incentive to form enduring voting coalitions or consensual voting (Colomer 2007) This according to Schattneider (2017) led to caucus formation until intensification and expansion of competition from parliament to a larger electorate which gave rise to party organisation. Ghana has gone through a myriad of electoral reforms and elections in the fourth republic resulting in two-party system which is at variance with the constitutional provisions of multi-party democracy.
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Bernard Grofman et al. Arend Lijphart . He has served as an expert witness or court-appointed consultant in state legislative and congressional lawsuits in 11 states.
Arend d'Angremond Lijphart (born 17 August 1936, Apeldoorn, Netherlands) is a political scientist specializing in comparative politics, elections and voting systems, democratic institutions, and ethnicity and politics. He received his PhD in Political Science at Yale University in 1963, after studying at Principia College from 1955 to 1958.
An electoral system is the most fundamental element of representative .
This outstanding volume brings together major arguments on what constitutes the best electoral system, particulary on the relative merits of plurality and proportional representation.