POLS - 15.5 - POLS16 Elementsofelectoralsystems...

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POLS - 16 18/11/2009 13:30:00 Elements of electoral systems 1. The ballot structure 2. How many politicians per district? 3. Decision rules about who wins 4. How many seats in parliament? How many politicians per district?  - an institution designed solely to reflect values of voters ex) St.Pauls district(most populated) in Toronto has one politician as does  some rural district in Saskatchewan Kalgoorlie is as big as about half Europe, how can one person represent such  a large area - with less seats, smaller parties get representation,  - HARE formula – total votes divided by seats - It is important to maintain contact with their representative As the number of politicians per district increases proportionality increases. - what is proportionality? - Making sure your preferences are articulated in your results Decision rules about who wins
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course POLS POLS110 taught by Professor Jonathanrose during the Spring '10 term at Queens University.

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POLS - 15.5 - POLS16 Elementsofelectoralsystems...

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