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Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data HandbookVolume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia$
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Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249589

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019924958X.001.0001

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Elections and Electoral Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Elections and Electoral Systems in Asia and the Pacific

The Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

(p.1) Elections and Electoral Systems in Asia and the Pacific
Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook
Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, Christof Hartmann
Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses this book's approach to the task of providing a cross‐national analysis of elections in Asia and the Pacific. The aim is to offer a systematic comparison of elections and electoral systems. The book does not draw a simplistic general picture of the whole continent, nor does it provide detailed explanations for all historical peculiarities of the relevant electoral provisions and their consequences. Rather, it follows a middle‐range approach to highlight the similarities and differences between regional and national contexts that have most clearly influenced the relevant structure of electoral provisions and electoral results.

Keywords:   elections, Asia, Pacific, electoral system, electoral provisions, regional context, national context, electoral results

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