Abstract

Abstract:

Electoral systems provide the framework that guarantees people the right to have a voice in how they are governed. Countries need to consider historical, cultural, and social factors in the choice of an electoral system and to engage stakeholders in the discussion to increase the likelihood that the electorate will accept the legitimacy of elections. Ill-conceived electoral systems can undermine popular support for democratic governance, while well-designed electoral systems can help to encourage popular participation and ensure the long-term success of democracy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 78-88
Launched on MUSE
2006-04-25
Open Access
No
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