The Twilight of Westminster? Electoral Reform and its Consequences

@inproceedings{Norris2001TheTO,
  title={The Twilight of Westminster? Electoral Reform and its Consequences},
  author={Pippa Norris},
  year={2001}
}
The UK political system has long exemplified ‘majoritarian’ or ‘Westminster’ government, a type subsequently exported to many Commonwealth countries. The primary advantage of this system, proponents since Bagehot have argued, lie in its ability to combine accountability with effective governance. Yet under the Blair administration, this system has undergone a series of major constitutional reforms, perhaps producing the twilight of the pure Westminster model. After conceptualizing the process… CONTINUE READING

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