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Real Choices / New Voices How Proportional Representation Elections Could Revitalize American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0231125496

ISBN-13: 9780231125499

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Douglas J. Amy

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Douglas J. Amy argues that plurality rules are unfair, outmoded and undemocratic and that the United States should adopt a different electoral system - proportional representation - by which officials are elected in multimember districts according to the proportion of the vote won by their parties.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Douglas Amy is professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College. He lives in Northampton, MA.

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface to Second Edition
Introduction
Fair Representation for All
Solving the Redistricting Problem
Improving Election Campaigns
Toward a Multiparty System
Electing More Women
Fair Representation for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Encouraging Voter Turnout
PR: A Different and Better Kind of Democracy
Objections to Proportional Representation
Versions of Electoral Reform for the United States
The Political Prospects for PR in the United States
Appendixes
Seat Allocation Formulas in Proportional Representation
Vote Counting and Ballot Transfer in the Single Transferable Vote
The Forgotten History of Proportional Representation in the United States
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Additional Resources on the World Wide Web
Index