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To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?The Politics of Electoral Reform$
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André Blais

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199539390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.001.0001

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Election Reform and (the Lack of) Electoral System Change in the USA

Election Reform and (the Lack of) Electoral System Change in the USA

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(p.90) 3 Election Reform and (the Lack of) Electoral System Change in the USA
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To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?
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Shaun Bowler (Contributor Webpage)

Todd Donovan (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0004

Electoral reform in the US sees a great deal of experimentation in electoral reform at the local level but almost none at the national level. Explaining the lack of change in electoral institutions is quite difficult. Explanations grounded in a rational choice approach that compares the differing incentives facing electoral winners and losers and compares the differing preferences of each take us some — but not all — the way to understanding (the lack of) American electoral reform.

Keywords:   winner, loser, rational choice, reform, reapportionment, initiative, endogenous, exogenous, Congress

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