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Popular attitudes toward the South African electoral system

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dc.date.accessioned 2003-12-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:43:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:43:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8223
dc.description.abstract This article is based on a survey of popular attitudes towards the pure list system that is South Africa's proportional representation electoral system. While the reported findings are broadly positive there are some notable exceptions, located disproportionately among racial minorities and also among sizable numbers of black respondents. Pure proportional representation is unlikely to produce the values that the respondents say they most want from a voting system. The significance of the survey's findings is analysed and reasons are advanced for making changes to the electoral system. The government has opted to retain the status quo for the time being but in the longer term this could be negative for South Africa's democracy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PUBLIC ATTITUDE en
dc.subject ELECTIONS en
dc.subject ELECTORAL SYSTEM en
dc.subject POLITICAL PARTIES en
dc.title Popular attitudes toward the South African electoral system en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 11(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Democratization en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2391 en
dc.PageNumber 51-76 en
dc.outputnumber 872 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mattes, R. & Southall, R. (2004) Popular attitudes toward the South African electoral system. <i>Democratization</i>. 11(1):51-76. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mattes, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 Southall, R. en


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