POL201Y1 Lecture : Electoral system

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Important for both thin and thick conceptions of democracy. Types of electoral systems: are never neutral, no system preclude the possibility that any one could win www. notesolution. com, the outcomes are based on institutionalized uncertainty, each system makes one outcome more likely than another. It makes a difference in how they transform votes into seats: majoritarian: 1993; 83/150 countries used majjoritarian form of elect: they need to win 50% +1. Pros & cons: fptp over represents the winning party by creating a discrepancy b/w the percentage of votes and seats that the party gets e. g. 50% of votes get 100 seats. The seats do not represents seats won: concentration of voters really matters. Us fptp: (smdistricts: jerry-mandering: districts are drawn to get a majority of afro- Not fair: does not offer representation to those who do not vote for the winner. Pr systems have more effective numbers of parties running for office and more seats in parliament.

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