By Daniela Giannetti,Bernard Grofman
The creation offers an summary of post-WWII politics and electoral reform in Italy and Japan. In all the subsequent 4 chapters, experts in Italian and jap electoral politics are teamed as much as assessment facts either prior to and after the reforms. inside of this comparative framework, the authors discover such subject matters as alterations in celebration festival, 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 comparable stipulations, the consequences within the nations have been dramatically various: in Japan, the recent approach has taken carry, with minor transformations, whereas in Italy, there has been a reversion to a proportional illustration process. because the essays during this quantity reveal, to appreciate why related reforms had such assorted results within the nations we needs to study how electoral platforms are embedded in broader institutional and social preparations, and on the complicated interaction of political geography, political historical past, and the rational calculations of political actors.
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