Monday, March 21, 2016

Electoral Reform

Perhaps with everything else going on your interest in electoral reform may be flagging. A good way to rejuvenate your electoral spirits is the 2016 report of the Electoral Integrity Project, a collaborative effort of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Sydney.

It makes for good reading. There's a focus on our most recent federal election which scored surprisingly well although the analysis does point to problems such as the Tories' robocalls and Fair Elections Act.  The analysis contrasts Canada with Denmark and its proportional representation voting system.

The 2016 report also examines the United States and Britain which are two of the lowest scoring countries among the 'established democracy' nations.  Hmm, Britain - home of Magna Carta. Pity.

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