Patrick Dunleavy examines a topic of foundational importance for any liberal democracy– how well does the electoral system (in this case the Westminster plurality rule, aka ‘first-past-the-post’) convert votes into seats? A sudden growth in two-party support in 2017 allowed the UK’s ancient voting system to work far more proportionately. But is this outcome a one-off blip, or the start of a new long-term trend?
|Title of host publication||The UK's Changing Democracy|
|Subtitle of host publication||The 2018 Democratic Audit|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781909890466, 9781909890473, 9781909890480|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|