Lecture+7+-+Mixed+Member+Systems+10.21.10

Lecture+7+-+Mixed+Member+Systems+10.21.10 - Quiz Quiz/Exam...

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1 Quiz Quiz/Exam next time Based on all material through today’s lecture Similar to the HW, but more May take whole period Blue books /pens only No serious calculations – NO CALCULATORS Please give short answers – bullet point often fine Midterm will be harder Must understand mixed-member systems (and this lecture) to do well
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2 Mixed-Member Systems Really start bringing everything together
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3 Mixed-Member Systems Involve: List tier (usually CL-PR – but could be any type like OL-PR or STV) could be any type open list pr- pr system tend to help smalll parties How does PR work? Whom does it usually help? Nominal tier (usually SMD but could be other types, like SNTV/MMD)- help big parties– vote for canadite who holds the largest share of the vote and gets the seat How do SMDs work? Whom do they usually help? But, in theory, could use ANY rule for either tier.
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4 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 How different rules works within a country a the same time In Germany for decades Many (e.g., Japan) introduced over past 2 decades Why might mixed-member system be chosen? Attarct small parties
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In One House of the Legislature You cast 1 ballot for a candidate in the SMD where you live You also cast 1 ballot for a party in the PR district (often reps the whole country) 5 SMD 1 SMD 2 SMD 3 SMD 4 PR District
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First, Vote for a Candidate in Your SMD If you live in SMD 1 You vote for a candidate there Whichever candidate gets the most votes in the district Wins 6 SMD 1 SMD 2 SMD 3 SMD 4
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Then, also Vote for a Party in
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