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How democratic is the Westminster ‘plurality rule’ electoral system?

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2018) How democratic is the Westminster ‘plurality rule’ electoral system? Democratic Audit Blog (16 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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In the first part of our 2018 Audit of UK Democracy, Patrick Dunleavy examines a topic of foundational importance for any liberal democracy – how well does the electoral system (in this case the Westminster plurality rule, aka ‘first-past-the-post’) convert votes into seats? A sudden growth in two-party support in 2017 allowed the UK’s ancient voting system to work far more proportionately. But is this outcome a one-off blip, or the start of a new long-term trend?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 08:06
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 08:06

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