Midterm next time
Not just legislative elections Presidential vs. Parliamentary systems Speaking intuitively
How do we distinguish between them? How does each roughly work?
Assembly Executive/cabinet Length of term
Presentation by TA at end of class on the Quiz Study Guide should now be online
Todays lecture very important for midterm
C&S is difficult So more detailed slides
Electoral Rules Have What Kinds of Effects?
# of parties Pr
Quiz/Exam next time
Based on all material through todays 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
Single nontransferable vote in multi-member districts (SNTV/MMD Where used? ) ex Japan Why MMD part important? If it was just sntv without mmd. Would be
same thing as plurality in a single member district
Hows it work?
Each voter casts one
Proportional Representation (PR)
Again, whats the intuition? % of votes will closely match % of seats
Types of Allocation Rules
Whats that mean?
How you translate votes into seats
2 main approaches in PR
Quota and Largest Remainders Divisors
Reading Quantitative Work
What is a dependent variable? What is an independent variable? Coefficient?
A number that indicates the size of the impact of an independent variable on the dependent variable Typically means that a single unit increase in the