lecture_16_-_approaches_to_reform_b_3.12.08

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1 Questions? Next class “Review session” Entirely your questions Please don’t ask for things that are simply defined on power point slides or in reading E.g., “What’s a premier-presidential system?” But delighted to answer questions clarifying such things
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2 Big Shifts in Electoral Systems? Between big categories PR, SMD, STV, SNTV, Mixed system, etc. Shift in the # of votes one can cast Presidentialism to parliamentarism (and vice versa)
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3 Importance of M! District magnitude can have huge effect! General effect of M? Higher M Lower LSq Exceptions? Effect of M on personal vote?
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4 What to be careful of with reform? Constant changes can lead to instability Need time with a system Why?
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5 Justified Changes in Legislative Electoral Rules? When rules distort changes in popular opinion When confusingly complex Overamplification or dampening of popular opinion
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6 Amplification Overamplification Small shifts in party votes Huge shifts in seat shares Usually due to plurality rule or too few districts
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 140A taught by Professor Scheiner during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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