The Australian Electoral System: Origins, Variations, and Consequences
The Australian Electoral System provides the first-ever comprehensive study of the design of Australian electoral systems. It focuses on the two electoral systems, both 'preferential', that are most closely associated with Australia: namely the alternative vote and the single transferable vote. The book covers four main themes. First, it traces the origins of Australia's electoral systems, explaining how and why Australia ended up with such a relatively unique arrangement. Second, it explores the range of variation in the detail of how the various schemes operate - variations which can have significant behavioural and electoral consequences. Third, it uses aggregate and survey data to systematically analyse the consequences of electoral system design. Fourth, it examines voter reaction to these systems, both in Australia and also cross-nationally.
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One Australian electoral system design
Two Australias electoral systems 190283
Three Australias contemporary electoral systems
Five The voter versus the party
Six Compulsory voting party control and the voter
Seven Preferential systems and voter satisfaction
adopted analysis Assembly Australia's electoral systems Australian Candidate Study Australian Democrats Australian Electoral Commission ballot papers ballot structure Bill block vote Bowler chapter closed list compulsory expression compulsory voting constituency contingent vote count debate democratic disproportionality district magnitude Droop quota effect elec Electoral Act electoral reform electoral system design expression of preferences Farrell favour Gallagher Gallagher index House of Representatives inclusive Gregory method intra-party invalid voting legislation Lijphart list system Malta Nanson optional preferential voting parliament parliamentary party control percent political politicians preference vote preferential electoral systems preferential systems proportionality proposed Queensland quota result role satisfaction with democracy Senate elections single member plurality social choice South Australia South Wales Spence strategic voting STV systems SUIJOA surplus votes Table Tasmania ticket voting tion toral system transfer trends turnout upper house variables variation vote cards vote system voter choice voter satisfaction Western Australia