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'Equality of rights for every civilised man South of the Zambezi': Electoral engineering in Southern Rhodesia, 1957-65

Fraenkel, Jon


The Southern Rhodesian experiment with the alternative vote (AV) is not well known among electoral specialists. Yet this was the origin of the better known claim that such a preferential voting system might ameliorate ethnic tensions in deeply divided societies. AV was one among several institutional innovations deployed by a reformist white settler government in Southern Rhodesia in response to the emergence of the African nationalist movement. Despite its usage with a highly restrictive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Southern African Studies
DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2015.1116231


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