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Past experience shows that proportional representation is possible in the US. But there are tradeoffs.

Santucci, Jack (2016) Past experience shows that proportional representation is possible in the US. But there are tradeoffs. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The way that state and federal government are elected in the US has changed very little in the past two centuries. Yet, the entrenched two-party system has led to increasing calls for electoral reform. One reform, used in many other countries, is proportional representation. Jack Santucci writes that some US cities were actually able to institute proportional representation before 1950 when the losing party and ruling party defectors teamed up. He cautions, however, that proportional representation does have its trade-offs.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 24 May 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69313

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