Social Choice in the South Seas: Electoral Innovation and the Borda Count in the Pacific Island Countries

  title={Social Choice in the South Seas: Electoral Innovation and the Borda Count in the Pacific Island Countries},
  author={B. Reilly},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={355 - 372}
  • B. Reilly
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • International Political Science Review
Many of the small island democracies of the South Pacific are natural laboratories for constitutional and electoral experimentation, but have tended to be ignored by comparative political science research. This article examines one apparently unknown case of electoral innovation from the region: the use of Borda count voting procedures for elections in the Pacific Island states of Nauru and Kiribati. It introduces the basic concept of the Borda count and its relation to other electoral systems… Expand

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