Electoral Systems

Rein Taagepera

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577482 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Electoral Systems

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This article discusses electoral systems. It starts with a review of the typology and comparative study of electoral systems, and focuses on the rise of the ‘Duvergerian agenda’. One section presents the recent advances in the macroscopic dimension of the agenda, while another section discusses the advances in the broader agenda of electoral studies.

Keywords: electoral systems; typology; comparative study; Duvergerian agenda; macroscopic dimension; electoral studies

Article.  11080 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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