Choosing Electoral Systems: Proportional, Majoritarian and Mixed Systems

  title={Choosing Electoral Systems: Proportional, Majoritarian and Mixed Systems},
  author={Pippa Norris},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={297 - 312}
  • P. Norris
  • Published 1 July 1997
  • Political Science
  • International Political Science Review
Until recently electoral systems have usually proved remarkably resilient to radical reform. Yet in the last decade this pattern has been broken in a number of established democracies. The emergence of newer democracies has also generated a resurgence of interest in what criteria should be used in the choice of an electoral system. Given these developments, the aim of this article is to outline the main variants in different types of electoral system; to consider the normative criteria… 

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