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Pippa Norris

Appointment
Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 110
617-495-1475
Norris, Pippa. "Ballots Not Bullets." Electoral Systems. Ed. David Farrell and Matthew Shugart. Sage, 2012.

Abstract

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.