PO377 Ethnic Conflict and Political Violence Week 17 Seminar: Institutional Design as Conflict Management: Executive Structures and Electoral Systems in Divided Societies. Core Seminar Question.
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PO377 Ethnic Conflict and Political ViolenceWeek 17 Seminar: Institutional Design as Conflict Management: Executive Structures and Electoral Systems in Divided Societies
The First Past the Post electoral system is the simplest form of a plurality/majority system. Other plurality/majority systems include the Block Vote, Party Block Vote, the Two-Round System and the Alternative Vote.
[There are also mixed electoral systems besides “pure”
plurality/majority or proportional representation systems.]
Important variations among List PR systems include the introduction of formal thresholds for party representation; the adoption of open, closed or free lists; and the system used to calculate the allocation of seats.
[For sources on different electoral systems see the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network http://aceproject.org/ or the handbooks by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).]
Source:Office of the High Representative and EU Special Representative, <http://www.ohr.int/ohr-info/charts/>.