alternative vote (AV) electoral system
used in single-member districts, is an electoral system in which voters mark
their preferences by rank ordering the candidates.
bicameralism: congruent vs. incongruent
bicameralism: symmetric vs. asymmetric
Political Science 50 Notes
Mechanism for transforming votes into seats, preferences into public office
o Who do you vote for? The individual or the party?
o Do you rank candidates?
o What does it look like and how are
Democratic transition does not follow one universal model, given that every country does
not share the same socio-economic makeup. Analyzing past transitions can help explain patterns
that countries follow on their path to democracy. Through patterns, pol
alternative vote (AV)
Definition: an electoral system in which voters mark their preferences by rank ordering the
candidates. A candidate who receives an absolute majority is elected. If no candidate wins an
absolute majority, then th
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