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Why do some countries use PR while others don’t? How electoral system trends spread across European democracies

Bol, Damien, Pilet, Jean-Benoit and Riera, Pedro (2015) Why do some countries use PR while others don’t? How electoral system trends spread across European democracies. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 May 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why do countries pick one electoral system over another? As Damien Bol , Jean-Benoit Pilet and Pedro Riera write, there is often an assumption that the choice of an electoral system is closely related to the calculations of dominant political parties who select systems that are likely to benefit them in elections. However based on a study of European countries between 1945 and 2011, they illustrate that the choice of an electoral system can be shaped significantly by the choices of neighbouring/similar states.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71221

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