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Electoral reform in local government: alternative systems and key issues

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 and Margetts, Helen (1999) Electoral reform in local government: alternative systems and key issues. . Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

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The Government plans a full modernisation of local government, including annual elections and a stronger scrutiny role for elected representatives. Such a programme must also consider reform options which improve the match between votes and seats, revitalise local electoral dynamics and strengthen links between councillors and constituents. This research, by Patrick Dunleavy and Helen Margetts, investigates a key possibility for such an agenda: changing the local electoral system. The researchers simulated local elections under five alternative electoral systems to first-past-the-post.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 1999 Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Please note that the text of the version provided here may differ slightly from that found in the final, published report.
Divisions: Government
Public Policy Group
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 08:50
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 23:15
Funders: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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