Lec36 - New Voices II

Lec36 - New Voices II - Lecture 36 Real Choices/New Voices...

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Lecture 36 – Real Choices/New Voices II - Review: How is it possible for a losing party to win a majority of legislative seats? - Representation of Women and Minorities - Voter Turnout - PR Tutorial - Advantages of Plurality Systems - Disadvantages of PR - Majoritarian and Consensus Democracies Revisited - Discussion Review: How is it possible for a losing party to win a majority of legislative seats? - Legislature: 3 members o 3 districts (100 voters each), 1 representative per district o 2 parties (A and B) - District 1: o Party A = 60 votes o Party B = 40 votes - District 2: o Party A = 60 votes o Party B = 40 votes - District 3 o Party A = 10 votes o Party B = 90 votes - Party B wins popular vote: o Party A = 130 vote (43.33%) o Party B = 170 votes (56.67%) - Party A gets more Seats in Legislature o Party A = 2 o Party B = 1 Representation of Women and Minorities - Exclusion of minorities from political participation problematic from perspective of democratic theory - Minorities less likely to be elected into public office in plurality systems
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