Which list positions are granted to locals (in the rare case they are selected), and which district level factors (i.e. magnitude) moderate the probability of finding locals on lists? This is the reserach question asked by Espírito-Santo and Sanches in their recent publication in Electoral Studies. … Read More Literature Review: Local candidates and closed-list systems
Following New Zealand’s electoral system change from first-past-the-post to a mixed member proportional, the representation of the country’s indigenous people has improved considerably. More Maori gained seats in the parliament – outside the special constituencies reserved for the group – the Maori Party was founded and has even come to exercise governmental responsibilities by supporting… Read More Are proportional electoral systems as favorable for the initiation of minority-supported legislation as we think they are?