Dr Benjamin Reilly's Democracy in Divided Societies: Electoral Engineering for PDF

By Dr Benjamin Reilly

ISBN-10: 0511016956

ISBN-13: 9780511016950

ISBN-10: 0521793238

ISBN-13: 9780521793230

Reilly analyzes the layout of electoral platforms for divided societies, analyzing a number of divided societies which make the most of "vote-pooling" electoral systems--including Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Northern eire and Fiji. He exhibits that political associations which inspire the advance of broad-based, aggregative political events and the place campaigning politicians have incentives to draw votes from a variety of ethnic teams can, lower than yes stipulations, inspire a reasonable, accommodatory political pageant and hence impression the trajectory of democratization in transitional states. this can be a problem to orthodox techniques to democracy and clash administration.

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FPTP is the world's most commonly used electoral system for both presidential and parliamentary elections. Countries using this system include the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Canada and most countries that were once part of the British Empire. The block vote is the application of FPTP in multi-member rather than single-member electoral districts. Voters have as many votes as there are seats to be ®lled, and the highest-polling candidates ®ll positions regardless of the percentage of the vote they actually achieve.

1991a, 196) These proposals represented a considerable challenge to the scholarly orthodoxy concerning appropriate electoral systems for divided societies, and (perhaps not surprisingly) there is little evidence that Horowitz's proposals received serious consideration in South Africa itself prior to its transitional 1994 election. 12 However, the debate about the most appropriate electoral system choice for South 12 The case for AV has not been revived in future discussions of electoral options for South Africa, although Horowitz has continued to argue more generally for the importance of accommodative electoral institutions which encourage votepooling.

E. those votes above the quota) are redistributed at a reduced value according to the second, third etc. preferences on the ballot papers, until all seats for the constituency are ®lled. At the national level, this system is used in Ireland, Malta, the Australian Senate and, as will be discussed in some detail in Chapter 6, in Northern Ireland. Preferential voting Of these ten forms of electoral system used in the world today, three enable electors to rank-order candidates in the order of their choice on the ballot, and are thus known as `preferential' systems: the alternative vote (AV), the supplementary vote (SV), and the single transferable vote (STV).

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