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Designing Electoral Rules and Waiting for an Electoral System to Evolve

Rein Taagepera

in The Architecture of Democracy

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199246465
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600135 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246467.003.0010

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Designing Electoral Rules and Waiting for an Electoral System to Evolve

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Addresses three issues. On what basis are electoral rules actually chosen in new democracies, and what are the consequences? On what basis should they ideally be designed? And in how much detail should the electoral rules be specified in constitutions?

Keywords: constitutional design; electoral rules

Chapter.  6701 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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