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A Neo-Downsian Model of the Alternative Vote as a Mechanism for Mitigating Ethnic conflict in Plural Societies

Fraenkel, Jon; Grofman, Bernard


Among those advocating the use of particular electoral mechanisms to reduce the prospects for conflict and strengthen democracy in societies that are deeply divided in ethnic or religious terms, there are two main approaches, one associated with Arend Lijphart, one with Donald Horowitz. Lijphart advocates using electoral rules such as list PR that strengthen the power of ethnically or religiously defined political elites in the context of implementing power-sharing mechanisms at the elite level...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Choice
DOI: 10.1007/s11127-004-5794-5


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