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In recent years there has been a marked resurgence of interest in the effects of electoral laws on important aspects of politics such as party competition. In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars looks at the impact of one set of electoral rules--the single non-transferable vote--on electoral competition in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Under this plan citizens are allowed one vote even though there is more than one seat to be filled. In comparative studies of the adoption and rejection of the single nontransferable vote and the consequences of its use across different settings, the contributors explore the differences in the operation and effects of the application of the same rule in different countries. Arguing that any single feature of a political system is embedded in a political structure and cannot be understood in isolation, the authors demonstrate how the same rule can have different consequences depending on the context in which it operates. The contributors offer fresh insights into the comparative study of political institutions as well as into the operation of particular electoral rules. In addition to the editors, the contributors include Kathleen Bawn, John Boland, Jean-Marie Bouissou, Gary Cox, John Fu-Sheng Hsieh, Arend Lijphart, Emerson Niou, Steven R. Reed, and Frances Rosenbluth, among others. Bernard Grofman is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Irvine. Edwin A. Winckler is at the East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Brian Woodall is Assistant Professor in the School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology. Sung-Chull Lee is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California at Irvine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Preface: Methodological Steps toward the Study of Embedded Institutions
  2. pp. ix-xvii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part 1. Choices: The Politics of Electoral Engineering
  2. p. 21
  1. The Politics of Reform in Japan's Lower House Electoral System
  2. pp. 23-50
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  1. Politics of Electoral Reforms and Practices: The Case of Korean SNTV Elections under the Yushin Constitution
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. Manipulating the Electoral System under the SNTV: The Case of the Republic of China on Taiwan
  2. pp. 65-84
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  1. Part 2. Campaigning under SNTV
  2. p. 85
  1. Organizing One's Support Base under the SNTV: The Case of Japanese Koenkai
  2. pp. 87-120
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  1. Campaigning for the Japanese Diet
  2. pp. 121-152
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  1. Candidate Evaluation and Voting Choice under the Japanese Electoral System
  2. pp. 153-180
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  1. Campaigning in an SNTV System: The Case of the Kuomintang in Taiwan
  2. pp. 181-208
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  1. Part 3. The Consequences of SNTV for Factions and Parties
  2. p. 209
  1. The Fragmentation Effect of SNTV in Japan
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. The SNTV and the Politics of Electoral Systems in Korea
  2. pp. 227-251
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  1. The Votes Mattered: Decreasing Party Support under the Two-Member-District SNTV in Korea (1973-1978)
  2. pp. 252-265
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  1. Electoral Equilibria on Taiwan
  2. pp. 266-286
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  1. Part 4. Classification and Comparisons: The Place of SNTV in the Family of Electoral Systems
  2. p. 287
  1. SNTV and STV Compared: Their Political Consequences in Japan, Ireland, and Malta
  2. pp. 289-299
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  1. Measuring the Ties That Bind: Electoral Cohesiveness in Four Democracies
  2. pp. 300-316
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  1. SNTV, STV, and Single-Member-District Systems: Theoretical Comparisons and Contrasts
  2. pp. 317-333
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  1. Part 5. SNTV in Comparative Context
  2. p. 335
  1. The Electoral Economy of SNTV in Japan and Taiwan
  2. pp. 337-353
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  1. Seat Bonuses under the Single Non-Transferable Vote System: Evidence from Japan and Taiwan
  2. pp. 354-374
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  1. SNTV: An Inventory of Theoretically Derived Propositions and a Brief Review of the Evidence from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Alabama
  2. pp. 375-416
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  1. References
  2. pp. 417-441
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 443-446
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 447-459
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472027125
Related ISBN
9780472109098
MARC Record
OCLC
671655550
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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