A New Look at Federalism: Electoral Rules and Governability

Issue Date April 2002
Volume 13
Issue 2
Page Numbers 111-125
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The effects of electoral systems and of federalism are usually examined separately, but a review of the leading federations shows that it is essential to consider the interaction between the two in designing democratic institutions.

About the Author

R. Kent Weaver is a senior fellow in the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He has written widely on institutional and electoral reform issues in industrial democracies, and is the editor of The Collapse of Canada? (1992) and the coeditor of Do Institutions Matter? Government Capabilities in the United States and Abroad (1993).

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