Electoral System Reviews in New Zealand, Britain and Canada: A Critical Comparison

@article{Lundberg2007ElectoralSR,
  title={Electoral System Reviews in New Zealand, Britain and Canada: A Critical Comparison},
  author={T. Lundberg},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={471 - 490}
}
  • T. Lundberg
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Sociology
  • Government and Opposition
Abstract This article compares the use of people outside government to consider electoral reform in three countries using the single-member plurality electoral system. The composition of electoral reform bodies, ranging from commissions of experts (New Zealand) and ex-politicians (Britain) to assemblies of randomly selected citizens (British Columbia), appears to have influenced how well their recommendations were received by the public. Governments should be careful not to assume that they can… 
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