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The Failure of the Alternative Vote as a Tool for Ethnic Moderation in Fiji

Fraenkel, Jon

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In Donald Horowitz's rejoinder to Fraenkel and Grofman, he retreats from his previous claims about the desirability of alternative vote (AV), mischaracterizes our formal results, and nowhere addresses the extreme disproportionality of electoral outcomes in Fiji except to incorrectly dismiss this as due largely to malapportionment. Although he refuses to recognize the role AV played in the build-up to the overthrow of the Indian-led government in May 2000, Horowitz does acknowledge that the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFraenkel, Jon
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:39:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0010-4140
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23948
dc.description.abstractIn Donald Horowitz's rejoinder to Fraenkel and Grofman, he retreats from his previous claims about the desirability of alternative vote (AV), mischaracterizes our formal results, and nowhere addresses the extreme disproportionality of electoral outcomes in Fiji except to incorrectly dismiss this as due largely to malapportionment. Although he refuses to recognize the role AV played in the build-up to the overthrow of the Indian-led government in May 2000, Horowitz does acknowledge that the system he so strongly urged on Fiji's reformers failed to achieve its intended objectives at the elections of August 2001.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceComparative Political Studies
dc.subjectKeywords: Alternative vote; Electoral engineering; Fiji; Strategic voting
dc.titleThe Failure of the Alternative Vote as a Tool for Ethnic Moderation in Fiji
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume39
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu7401161xPUB29
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFraenkel, Jon, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage663
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage666
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0010414005285035
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T10:51:36Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33646387708
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