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Book review: The limits of electoral reform

Johnston, Ron (2013) Book review: The limits of electoral reform. LSE Review of Books (12 Jul 2013). Website.

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"The Limits of Electoral Reform." Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan. Oxford University Press. March 2013. --- This book is about how and why electoral reforms disappoint: when we consider campaign finance, direct democracy, or legislative term limits, electoral reforms have limited, and in many cases, no effects. Despite reform advocates’ claims, and contrary to the ‘institutions matter’ literature, findings from Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan suggest there are hard limits to effects of electoral reform. This is certainly a valuable contribution to the literature, concludes Ron Johnston.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 14:33
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 23:10

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