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Take note, Justin Trudeau: three reasons why changing an electoral system is so hard

Jacobs, Kristof and Núñez, Lidia (2016) Take note, Justin Trudeau: three reasons why changing an electoral system is so hard. Democratic Audit UK (29 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Canada is thinking about changing its electoral system, write Kristof Jacobs and Lidia Núñez. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged that 2015 would be the last time Canadians elect a federal government using the first-past-the-post system. A parliamentary committee has been set up and talks are on the way. If Canada were to succeed, it would only be the second established democracy to change away from the first-past-the-post system – after New Zealand. It might also boost the case for reform in the UK. Electoral reform is often on the political agenda, yet actual changes are very rare. Why are electoral systems so hard to change? And how likely is Canadian electoral reform?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80553

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