Discussion 11


Answer ONE (1) of the following questions in your post:

Question #1: What are the major differences between majoritarian and proportional electoral systems?

Question #2: Some have suggested that closed list PR systems are conducive to corruption. Why might this be? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Question #3: What are mixed electoral systems? What countries use a mixed system? Why do you think this particular type of system was adopted by the countries that use it?

Question #4: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a coalition government? Do you think that the United States would benefit from having a coalition cabinet? Why or why not?

Readings in Gallagher Laver and Mair

(3-4 paragraph posts, attention to grammar, critical analysis rather than recitation of materials)

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