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  • One of the most basic contentions of political science is that the institutional ‘rules of the game’ have very important consequences for the operations of political systems. Of these, none is more important than the role of electoral systems in shaping both political behaviour and...

  • The Swedish election system is based on universal suffrage. Elections are to be free, secret and direct. The election system used is proportional representation; consequently the share of seats any party receives in the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) generally reflects the share of all the votes...

  • Supporters of a Yes vote in the AV referendum campaign should be grateful it all ended on May 5th. Because it's no exaggeration to say that if the campaign was still running, the Yes vote would be down to 25% by now. Once the No campaign started getting across its positive argument for First...

  • The new Constitution provides only the basic principles for the composition and mandate of the NEC, its secretariat and substructures, but it stipulates that the details will be regulated by law. A generic provision, however, contained in article 203 explicitly determines that a law defining other...

  • This article critically assesses the applicability of the second-order election (SOE)model to regional elections. We offer first a critique of the SOE-model, arguing thatthe model has imported an inappropriate ‘nationalizing’ bias into the study ofregional elections. Second, we conduct...

  • Research on PPG unity in countries where Party System Institutionalization is highhas shown electoral systems to have little impact on the way MPs behave yet, very fewstudies have been carried out on weakly institutionalized party systems. Using roll calldata I conduct a broad analysis on 18...

  • Introduction
    Upon turning 18 and being eligible to vote in my first federal election, I was given a ballot paper with a number of voting options. The one choice that I was not given was whether or not I could elect to attend a polling booth and actually vote. In Australia, compulsory voting has...