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Electoral systems in divided societies

the Fiji constitution review

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Published by National Centre for Development Studies, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Canberra, Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fiji,
  • Fiji.
    • Subjects:
    • Elections -- Fiji.,
    • Constitutional history -- Fiji.,
    • Constitutional law -- Fiji.,
    • Fiji -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by Brij V. Lal and Peter Larmour.
      SeriesState society and governance in Melanesia, Pacific policy paper ;, 21, Pacific policy papers ;, no. 21.
      ContributionsLal, Brij V., Larmour, Peter., Australian National University. National Centre for Development Studies., International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ6301.A95 E54 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 159 p. :
      Number of Pages159
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL411074M
      ISBN 100731523423
      LC Control Number98112908
      OCLC/WorldCa38161521

      ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND CONFLICT IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES Author Reilly, Ben & Reynolds, Andrew Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Near Fine Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher National Academy Press Place of Publication Washington Date published Keywords Electoral Systems, Elections, . electoral systems act as the conduit through which the people can hold their elected representatives accountable. Third, different electoral systems give incentives for those competing for power to couch their appeals to the electorate in distinct ways. In divided societies, for example, where language.

      Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: the Fiji Constitution Review I 3 Constitutional engineering and the alternative vote in Fiji: an assessment Ben Reilly The single most important institutional issue for encouraging the development of peaceful multi-ethnic politics in Fiji is the design of the new electoral system. This book is one of the series Oxford Studies in Democratization, and examines electoral systems and democratization in southern Africa. The design of electoral systems and executive types is increasingly being recognized as the key lever of constitutional engineering to be applied in the interests of political accommodation and stability in ethnically divided societies.

      ETHNIC CONFLICT, ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, AND POWER SHARING IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES by SARA ANN MILLER Under the Direction of Jennifer L. McCoy ABSTRACT This paper investigates the relationship between ethnic conflict, electoral systems, and power sharing in ethnically divided societies. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Papers on International Conflict Resolution: Electoral Systems and Conflict in Divided Societies No. 2 by Ben Reilly, National Research Council Staff, International Conflict Resolution Committee, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Commission and Andrew Reynolds (, Paperback) at the best .


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Electoral systems in divided societies Download PDF EPUB FB2

“electoral engineering” -- designing electoral systems to encourage co-operation, bargaining and inter-dependence between rival politicians and the groups they represent – has become increasingly attractive for those attempting to build democracy in divided societies.

2File Size: KB. Ben Reilly and Andrew Reynolds 1. This work examines whether the choice of an electoral system in a culturally plural society can affect the potential for future violent find that it can, but that there is no single electoral system that is likely to be best for all divided societies.

electoral systems are most appropriate for divided societies. Two schools of thought predominate. The scholarly orthodoxy has long argued that some form of proportional representation (PR) is needed in cases of deep-rooted ethnic divisions.

PR is a key element of conso-ciational approaches, which emphasize the need to develop mechanisms. The chapters in this book assess the CRC's recommendations about the system of electing members of Parliament.

Although they are only one aspect of the CRC's report, they are a critical, and Peter Larmour. Electoral systems in divided societies: the Fiji Constitution Review controversial, aspect of its approach to achieving cooperation between.

Peter Larmour, eds., Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: the Fiji Constitution Review (Canberra: the Australian National University/Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, ), p 13 Giovanni Sarto ri, “Political Development and Political Engineering”, in John Montgomery and Alfred O.

Electoral Systems and Conflict in Divided Societies. Ben Reilly. and. Andrew Reynolds. Papers on International Conflict Resolution No. Committee on International Conflict Resolution.

Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. National Research Council. In Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: The Fiji Constitution Review (State society and governance in Melanesia), edited by B V Lal and P Larmour, Canberra: Griffin Press, a.

Reilly, B. Electoral Systems and Conflict Management: Comparing STV and. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: map ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction / Peter Larmour --Encouraging electoral accommodation in divided societies / Donald L.

Hororwitz --Fiji Constitution Review Commission recommendations for a new electoral system for Fiji / Brij V. Lal --Constitutional engineering and the alternative.

Book Description: Elections can increase tension in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. The way constituencies are drawn and votes counted can also affect the result. First-past-the post can deliver lopsided results, while proportional representation may.

A rival school of thought known as centripetalism has countered that consociational systems lock in ethnic divisions and that electoral systems in divided societies need to provide incentives for Author: Benjamin Reilly. Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Reilly, Ben.

Electoral systems and conflict in divided societies. Washington, D.C.: National. The latter half of this book gives fascinating detail to creative electoral systems like those found in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Southern Africa, South America, Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The tailored systems took into account the culture, history and political understanding of the populations all with very interesting outcomes.5/5(3). Electoral systems in divided societies: The Fiji constitution Paperback – Janu by Brij V.

Lal (Author), Peter Larmour (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: Peter Larmour, Brij V. Lal. The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series addresses electoral systems and democracy.

As the number of democracies has increased around the world, a heated debate has emerged among experts about which system best promotes the consolidation of democracy. Is proportional representation, a majoritarian system, a mixture of the two, or some other.

Democracy in divided societies: Electoral engineering for conflict management Shaheen Mozaffar Bridgewater State College, [email protected] This item is available as part of Virtual Commons, the open-access institutional repository of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Virtual Commons Citation Mozaffar, Shaheen (). Electoral Systems and Stability in Divided Societies Introduction Severely divided countries pose a particular problem when it comes to securing democratic stability.

Such countries are characterised by deep cleavages representing ‘sociocultural and ascriptive traits, such as race, ethnicity, language, religion or region’ (Bogaards,p. Why electoral systems matter: an analysis of their incentives and effects on key areas of governance Alina Rocha Menocal Alina Rocha Menocal is a Research Fellow in thePolitics and Governance Programme at Overseas Development Institute (ODI), with particular expertise on the challenges of democratisation and Size: KB.

Elections can increase tension in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. The way constituencies are drawn and votes counted can also affect the result.

First-past-the post can deliver lopsided results, while proportional representation may give excessive influence to small, fringe parties. Fiji’s Constitution Review Commission believed a system of alternative voting in. Reilly examines the potential of 'electoral engineering' as a mechanism of conflict management in divided societies.

He focuses on the little-known experience of a number of divided societies which have used preferential, vote-pooling electoral systems - such as Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland and by: Reilly examines the potential of 'electoral engineering' as a mechanism of conflict management in divided societies.

He focuses on the little-known experience of a number of divided societies which have used preferential, vote-pooling electoral systems - such as Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland and Fiji.

Elections can increase tension in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. The way constituencies are drawn and votes counted can also affect the result.

First-past-the post can deliver lopsided results, while proportional representation may give excessive influence to small, fringe parties.electoral systems” Moreover, by privileging proportionality as the single legitimate and desirable goal of electoral system choice, to the exclusion of all others, this view is blind to the special needs of divided societies 8 W.

Arthur Lewis, Politics in West Africa, (London: George Allen & Unwin, ), p Quoted in, Horowitz,File Size: KB.Introduction. Australia is a particularly interesting case of centripetalism at work for three reasons. First, the Australian experience represents by the far the best-established and longest-running example of preferential voting in the world today, with all three of the major preferential electoral systems (AV, SV and STV) having been used for elections in various jurisdictions in Australia.