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Electoral reform reformed : the Arbuthnott Commission and Scottish Parliament elections

Mitchell, James and Pattie, C. (2006) Electoral reform reformed : the Arbuthnott Commission and Scottish Parliament elections. Representation, 42 (3). 195 - 207. ISSN 0034-4893

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Abstract

Since the opening of Scotland's devolved Parliament in 1999, the country has been embarked on a major constitutional experiment. Part of the experiment involved one of the most substantial exercises in electoral reform ever carried out in the UK, the adoption of AMS voting. However, after two AMS elections, concerns over the new system led to the establishment of the Arbuthnott Commission, charged with reviewing Scotland's electoral system. The commission's 2006 report makes suggestions, some straightforward and others more radical, for further reform. These are critically reviewed in this paper.

Item type: Article
ID code: 36271
Keywords: Scottish Parliament, Scottish elections, home rule, devolution, Scotland, Sociology and Political Science
Subjects: Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 13:10
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 14:09
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36271

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