lecture_8_-_mixed_member_systems_2.6.08

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Midterm Office hours tomorrow 2-2:30 3-4 Midterm Next time Must understand todays lecture to do well Bring blue books (and be prepared to exchange) Will go over any study guide/midterm questions people have at end of class 2 Things from Last Time Superdelegates *might* switch. Droop quota Lowest vote total that guarantees only M winners STV Can vote for candidates of different parties Uniqueness of open-list PR strategies In SMDs: Aim for local Closed-list PR: Aim for wide support Open-list: Go for whatever will get you elected! 3 Today Really start bringing everything together 4 Mixed-Member Systems Involve: List tier (usually PR but could be any type) How does PR work? Whom does it usually help? Nominal tier (usually SMD but could be other types, like SNTV/MMD) How do SMDs work? Whom do they usually help? 5 Most Basically What is a Mixed-Member Electoral System? We will focus on the 2 vote systems Great opportunity for testing effects of electoral systems In Germany for decades Many (e.g., Japan) introduced over past 2 decades Why might mixed-member system be chosen? 6 Most Important Features Linked tiers Does result in one tier (PR or SMD) affect results in other?...
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