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Rethinking Majoritarian Modification: Toward an Explanatory Theory of Electoral System Reform in Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand
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Master of Arts (MA)
Abedi, Amir, 1966-
Johnson, Vernon Damani
Traditional theories of electoral reform have focused on the outcomes of reform as a way of explaining the rational-strategic actions of political elites. Recently, the literature has moved from an ex post to an ex ante approach, analyzing the context and process of reform independent of its expected outcomes. This new conceptualization of electoral reform has produced new analytic frameworks, from which I propose to explore the development of an explanatory theory of electoral reform.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Election law--Canada--Case studies; Election law--Great Britain--Case studies; Election law--New Zealand--Case studies; Law reform--Canada--Case studies; Law reform--Great Britain--Case studies; Law reform--New Zealand--Case studies; Canada--Politics and government--1980- --Analysis; Great Britain--Politics and government--1945- --Analysis; New Zealand--Politics and government--1972- --Analysis
Canada; Great Britain; New Zealand
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Miller, Christopher M., "Rethinking Majoritarian Modification: Toward an Explanatory Theory of Electoral System Reform in Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand" (2015). WWU Graduate School Collection. 453.