The Politics of Electoral Reform in Britain

  title={The Politics of Electoral Reform in Britain},
  author={Pippa Norris},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={65 - 78}
  • P. Norris
  • Published 1 January 1995
  • Political Science
  • International Political Science Review
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