Expert opinion on electoral systems: So which electoral system is “best”?

@article{Bowler2005ExpertOO,
  title={Expert opinion on electoral systems: So which electoral system is “best”?},
  author={Shaun Bowler and David M. Farrell and Robin T. Pettitt},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={19 - 3}
}
Electoral systems are now much more prone to reform than 10–20 years ago, and as a consequence electoral system specialists are developing a useful sideline in advising on electoral system design across the globe. Given that in many of the recent cases of electoral system design some variant of a “mixed‐member” electoral system has been adopted, one might be forgiven for concluding that the electoral system specialists are themselves leaning towards this particular electoral system family. So… 
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