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Author Dummett, Michael, 1925-2011.

Title Principles of electoral reform / Michael Dummett.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  324.6 DUMM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) and index.
Contents 1. The Dual Purpose of Elections -- 2. How to Think about Electoral Systems -- 3. PR and the Alternative to it -- 4. The Dual-Vote Device -- 5. Who will Win? Who ought to Win? -- 6. Majority Preferences -- 7. Rival Criteria -- 8. Systems Based on Criteria -- 9. The Alternative Vote -- 10. The Wasted Vote -- 11. Multi-Member Constituencies -- 12. How to do Better than STV -- 13. Proportional Representation -- 14. The Principles of Electoral Reform.
Summary Electoral reform is currently an extremely significant political issue in many countries, yet there is little real understanding or systematic discussion of it. In this timely and accessible new book, Professor Dummett, one of the most distinguished scholars in the field, analyzes the main forms of electoral systems used in legislative systems around the world, and generates a set of criteria that help to explain how we should decide which system we should have.
Subject Elections -- Indonesia -- Periodicals.
Representative government and representation.
ISBN 0198292473 (acid-free paper)
0198292465 (paperback: acid-free paper)