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Electoral Reform in Great Britain 3/12/09
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Jenkins Commission Report Charge: Recommend the best alternative for UK. 4 requirements: 1. Broad proportionality 2. The need for stable government 3. More choice for voters 4. Maintenance of link between MPs and geographic constituency
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Current UK System: Advantages: 1. Familiarity 2. Simplicity 2. Tends to produce majority (one party) government a. More decisive b. More accountable 1. Fosters MP-constituency link
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Discourages extremism 5. May give MPs a base of support independent of party Current UK System Disadvantages: 1. Exaggerates movements of opinion 2. Punishes 3rd/small parties 3. Over-represents large parties a. winner may be disliked by a majority 4. Limits voter choice 5. Campaigns limited to swing constituencies 7. --> under-representation of women and minorities 6. Perverse results...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course POLISCI 389 taught by Professor Allenhicken during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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