Book abstract: In the 25 years since Arend Lijphart remarked that 'the study of electoral systems is undoubtedly the most underdeveloped subject in political science' the field has developed rapidly. It is now a mature research area served by several journals, many book-length treatments, and a number of long-running comparative studies that cover just about every electoral systems family on the planet. This four-volume set brings together the very best of this research to present a comprehensive picture of electoral systems study from their design and stability to the outcomes they produce and the question of reform.
Norris, Pippa. "Ballots Not Bullets." Electoral Systems. Ed. David Farrell and Matthew Shugart. Sage, 2012.