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The Politics of Electoral Systems$
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Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199257566.001.0001

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Denmark: Simplicity Embedded in Complexity (or is it the Other Way Round)?

Denmark: Simplicity Embedded in Complexity (or is it the Other Way Round)?

(p.453) 22 Denmark: Simplicity Embedded in Complexity (or is it the Other Way Round)?
The Politics of Electoral Systems

Jørgen Elklit

Oxford University Press

Denmark has a very inclusive electoral system, combining high proportionality, low thresholds, and meaningful voter choice among candidates. Its multi-party system results in coalition governments, many of them minority governments. Parliament is more representative socio-demographically of the population than most of its counterparts in other countries, with women forming a high percentage of MPs. The current system is widely regarded as working well, and there are few pressures for electoral reform.

Keywords:   Denmark politics, proportionality, minority government, representativeness, women in politics, electoral reform

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