Preferential Voting Systems

Influence on Intra-Party Competition and Voting Behaviour

Authors: Passarelli, Gianluca

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  • Furthers current research on preferential voting systems in a comparative perspective
  • Illustrates the various consequences of different preferential voting systems on voters’ electoral behaviour and candidates’ electoral fate
  • Includes data covering 19 countries and over 200 national elections
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This book examines the effects of preferential voting on intraparty electoral competition and voting behavior. Using data covering 19 countries and over 200 elections, this study sheds light on a somewhat neglected aspect of electoral systems. The author demonstrates that the ability of voters to influence the selection and deselection of MPs under preferential voting systems is not as important as is often assumed. Instead, their ability to shape the election of a given candidate depends heavily on the balance between party power and voter power. In this way, this book advances the understanding of the effect of preferential voting on intra-party dynamics, parliamentary turnover, and voter behavior. Based on a rigorous, data-led methodological approach, the book contributes to both the theory and practice of the study of electoral systems, and should be read by scholars, students and practitioners interested in preferential voting systems.

About the authors

Gianluca Passarelli is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political Sciences, Sapienza University, Italy. His main research interests concern presidents of the republic, political parties, electoral systems, elections and electoral behaviour. He is the author of The Presidentialization of Political Parties (2015). His research has appeared in Party Politics, Political Geography, Representation, French Politics, and Political Studies Review. He is co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Presidential Politics book series (with R. Elgie).

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“This is the most thorough empirical analysis to date of how electoral systems that permit preference voting for candidates within political parties work in practice. All future work on how parties function and voters behave under conditions of intra-party competition will have to build on this book.” (Matthew S. Shugart, University of California, Davis, USA)

“Only recently have scholars started paying attention to the significance of preferential voting. Passarelli’s study is the most comprehensive cross-national treatment of this important subject to date, taking us beyond the question of how to conceptualise these systems and into the realm of how preferential voting impacts on candidates and voters. A tour de force.” (David Farrell, University College Dublin, Ireland)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preferential Voting Systems
Book Subtitle
Influence on Intra-Party Competition and Voting Behaviour
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25286-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25286-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25285-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 286
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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