By Daniela Giannetti,Bernard Grofman
The creation presents an outline of post-WWII politics and electoral reform in Italy and Japan. In all the subsequent 4 chapters, experts in Italian and eastern electoral politics are teamed as much as assessment info either sooner than and after the reforms. inside of this comparative framework, the authors discover such themes as adjustments in occasion pageant, candidate choice mechanisms, and intra-party politics. The concluding bankruptcy considers the longer-term consequences—both expected and unanticipated—of the reforms; regardless of superficially related stipulations, the results within the international locations have been dramatically diversified: in Japan, the recent approach has taken carry, with minor variations, whereas in Italy, there has been a reversion to a proportional illustration process. because the essays during this quantity exhibit, to appreciate why related reforms had such various results within the nations we needs to research how electoral structures are embedded in broader institutional and social preparations, and on the advanced interaction of political geography, political historical past, and the rational calculations of political actors.
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