The Handbook of Electoral System Choice

  • Josep M. Colomer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Americas

  4. Western Europe

  5. Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Carlos Flores Juberías
      Pages 309-331
    3. Evald Mikkel, Vello Pettai
      Pages 332-346
    4. John W. Schiemann
      Pages 359-368
    5. Marek M. Kaminski, Monika A. Nalepa
      Pages 369-381
  6. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Matt Golder, Leonard Wantchekon
      Pages 401-418
    3. Shaheen Mozaffar
      Pages 419-439
  7. Asia and the Pacific

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 544-555

About this book


The topic of electoral reform is an extremely timely one. The accelerated expansion of the number of new democracies in the world generates increasing demand for advice on the choice of electoral rules; at the same time, a new reformism in well established democracies seeks new formulae favouring both more representative institutions and more accountable rulers. The Handbook of Electoral System Choice addresses the theoretical and comparative issues of electoral reform in relation to democratization, political strategies in established democracies and the relative performance of different electoral systems. Case studies on virtually every major democracy or democratizing country in the world are included.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Josep M. Colomer
    • 1
  1. 1.Higher Council of Scientific ResearchBarcelonaSpain

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