Wednesday, March 10, 2010

British Academy Report - Choosing an Electoral System

British Academy | the National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Electoral systems go under the microscope

With the prospects of a hung Parliament, the Commons voting for a referendum on changing the current “first past the post” system in 2011, and all three major parties now seemingly committed to a wholly or largely elected House of Lords; a new report from the British Academy Policy Centre provides a timely analysis of the pros and cons of different voting systems.

Choosing an Electoral System identifies the characteristics of the variety of electoral system used around the world, and discusses their implications for issues such as voter turn-out, minority parties, party politics, proportionality and effective government.

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