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Duverger's Law of Plurality Voting: The Logic of Party Competition in Canada, India, the United…
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Maurice Duverger is arguably the most distinguished French political scientist of the last century, but his major impact has, strangely enough, been largely in the English-speaking world. His book, Political Parties, first translated into English in 1954, has…
Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

by Christopher J. Anderson

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|June 13, 2006

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Democratic elections are designed to create unequal outcomes: for some to win, others have to lose. This book examines the consequences of this inequality for the legitimacy of democratic political institutions and systems. Using survey data collected in…
Demanding Choices: Opinion, Voting, and Direct Democracy
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Referenda on important public policy questions have come to play a central role in policy making in many states. Referenda, or ballot propositions, have resulted in limits on taxation and limits on the number of terms of elected officials, and have dealt with…
Electoral Reform And Minority Representation: Local Experiments With Alternative Elections
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Direct Democracy's Impact On American Political Institutions
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Citizens As Legislators: DIRECT DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES
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Early in the twentieth century, many American states began experimenting with direct democracy. Direct democracy-primarily the initiative device-allows groups to place directly before voters laws affecting taxation, spending, term limits, school choice, gay…
Electoral Strategies And Political Marketing
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Despite the central importance of elections to representative democracy, there is no systematic study available of how exactly the parties wage their election campaigns. Examining recent elections in nine countries across three continents, there case studies, all…
Elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta under the Single Transferable Vote: Reflections on an…
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The Single Transferable Vote, or STV, is often seen in very positive terms by electoral reformers, yet relatively little is known about its actual workings beyond one or two specific settings. This book gathers leading experts on STV from around the world to…
Elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta under the Single Transferable Vote: Reflections on an…
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The Single Transferable Vote, or STV, is often seen in very positive terms by electoral reformers, yet relatively little is known about its actual workings beyond one or two specific settings. This book gathers leading experts on STV from around the world to…