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Democratic DriftMajoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom$
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Matthew Flinders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001

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V4. Electoral System

V4. Electoral System

(p.145) Chapter 8 V4. Electoral System
Democratic Drift

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The politics of electoral reform under New Labour provides a critical case of marginalization and strategic manoeuvring in order to avoid shifting to a more proportional electoral system. And yet devolution was founded on variants of more proportional system which leaves the national system in an anomalous position.

Keywords:   electoral system, first past the post, electoral reform, proportional representation, devolution, spill‐over, governing logic, constitutional dynamics

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