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The German Electoral System

by Peter James

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Representative government and,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Process - Elections,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Representative government and representation,
  • Proportional representation,
  • Germany,
  • Central government,
  • Elections & referenda,
  • Local government,
  • History,
  • Elections

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages131
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9371338M
    ISBN 100754617408
    ISBN 109780754617402

    Geoffrey Roberts exciting new book argues that concentration on electoral politics facilitates deeper understanding and appreciation of German political system It provides study of German electoral politics has been neglected of late, despite being one of the most pervasive elements of the German political process.   The book is intended to be a brief survey of both the various kinds of electoral systems in common use at a national or regional level as well as an examination of the implications of such systems to issues like stability, effectiveness and representation/5(4).

      To evaluate an electoral system or to choose a new one, it is necessary to ask first what does one want the electoral system to do. No electoral system simply reflects voter preferences or the existing pattern of cleavages in a society or the prevailing political party configuration. Every electoral system shapes and reshapes these features. The multilateral system has, since , been dominated by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The judiciary of Germany is independent of the executive and the legislature, while it is common for leading members of the executive to be members of the legislature as political system is laid out in the constitution, the Grundgesetz.

    Pretty fascinating and highly readable (if you know the very basic electoral system jargon) overview of 25 electoral systems, looking at why they were implemented, what results they've given and how they've impacted the political scene as well as what proposals for electoral reform have resulted/5(1). In the German system, voters in electoral districts each cast two votes in elections for the Bundestag (Germany's parliament): the first for a directly elected member and the second for one of 34 approved parties (in ), whose caucuses then identify candidates.


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Briefly outlining the past German The German Electoral System book systems and the influence they exerted on the political systems of the time, it differs from existing literature by being the first volume in the English language that gives in-depth treatment to local and regional electoral systems in Germany, as well as the federal by: 7.

This title was first published in This precise and well-structured book focuses on the mechanics (its evolution and the debates it generates) of the German electoral by: 7. Briefly outlining the past German electoral systems and the influence they exerted on the political systems of the time, it differs from existing literature by being the first volume in the English language which gives in-depth treatment to local and regional electoral systems in Germany, as well as the federal system.

Electoral System of Germany The Basic Law guarantees the right to vote by secret ballot in direct and free elections to every German citizen eighteen years of age or older.

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In addition to some comparative chapters, the book contains full accounts of the operation of electoral systems in 22 countries: France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Israel, Spain, Austria, Belgium.

The system behind the parliamentary elections is known as personalised proportional representation, or ‘personalisierte Verhältniswahl’ in German. Personalised representation means that Lukas casts his first vote for a person standing for election in his constituency.

Proportional system Electoral formula • PR is not an electoral formula • Many formulas are construed as PR • Basic idea: Seats are to be divided among the parties according to their vote support • Two types: 1. largest-remainder methods (with quotas) 2. highest-average methods (with divisors).

Electoral system, Method and rules of counting votes to determine the outcome of elections. Winners may be determined by a plurality, a majority (more than 50% of the vote), an extraordinary majority (a percentage of the vote greater than 50%), or unanimity.

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The system seeks to combine the benefits of both direct and proportional representation while guarding against the electoral mistakes of German history, which saw political fragmentation during. In addition to some comparative chapters, the book contains full accounts of the operation of electoral systems in 22 countries: France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Israel, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Russia, Australia, Canada, India, the USA, Japan, New Zealand, Chile, and South Africa.

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On 24 September. The topic of electoral reform is an extremely timely one. The accelerated expansion of the number of new democracies in the world generates increasing demand for advice on the choice of electoral rule.

Electoral System. Section 1 Composition of the German Bundestag and Principles of Franchise. Section 2 Division of the Electoral Area. Section 3 Constituency Commission and Delimitation of Constituencies.

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These dimensions are the district magnitude or the number of representatives elected in a district; the legal threshold; the electoral threshold or the minimum level of support that a political party needs to gain representation; and assembly.The electoral process--which includes the selection of candidates, the registration of voters, and the voting procedures--varies throughout the United States.

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