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17th July 2012
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17 Jul 2012
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election
french
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France Votes 2012

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre EC1A 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

Speaker Michael Steed is Chair of the McDougall Trust and an authority on French elections.

For more information contact Paul Wilder on admin@mcdougall.org.uk or vitsit the McDougall Trust website.

29th May 2012
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29 May 2012
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new zealand
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electoral systems
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New Zealand's MMP Referendum and General Election of November 2011

Venue:
City Temple Conference Centre EC1A 2DE
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

New Zealand's MMP Referendum and General Election of November 2011 with Professor Jack Vowles, University of Exeter

On November 26 2011 New Zealanders voted to retain their Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system by a comfortable margin of 58 to 42 per cent. In an earlier pair of referendums in 1992 and 1993, New Zealand had voted to shift to MMP from its former simple member plurality (SMP) system. In comparison with efforts to change electoral systems elsewhere, the New Zealand shift to MMP has been proven robust, and is now likely to persist. Using post-referendum survey data the paper develops an explanation of the ‘persistence of reform' in the New Zealand case of electoral system change. The paper also draws come comparisons between the British and New Zealand Electoral System Referendums, particularly with respect to their regulative frameworks
 
Jack Vowles is Professor of Political Science at the University of Exeter, although later this year he is returning to New Zealand to become Professor of Comparative Politics at Victoria University of Wellington. He has led the New Zealand Election Study since 1996, serves on the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

For more information contact Paul Wilder on admin@mcdougall.org.uk or vitsit the McDougall Trust website.

29th November 2011
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29 Nov 2011
Tags: 
coalitions
research
comparative politics
lse
london
europe
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Democracy Workshop: How coalitions work - Lessons for the UK?

Venue:
Lakeman Library, 6 Chancel Street, London SE1 OUX
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm

Speaker: Professor Simon Hix of the London School of Economics

Hear and discuss how coalitions work in the Europe from Professor Simon Hix. We’ll see what lessons can be learned for the UK - with its own limited experience of coalition - from the EU and federal member states such as Germany.

Please register your interest by noon on Monday, 28 November 2011 to admin@mcdougall.org.uk

19th October 2011
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19 Oct 2011
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ireland
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Democracy Workshop: The 2011 Irish General Election

Venue:
Lakeman Library, 6 Chancel Street, London SE1 OUX
Starts:
01:00pm
Ends:
02:30pm
Invite: Democracy Workshop - The 2011 Irish General Election


Speaker:  Professor Michael Marsh of Trinity College Dublin 
Chair:  Michael Steed, McDougall Trust
Venue:  Lakeman Library, 6 Chancel Street, London SE1 OUX [Google Maps]
 

In February the Irish voters went to the polls and threw out a government.  Voters armed with the Single Transferable Vote form of Proportional Representation dealt a hammer blow to the ruling Fianna Fáil and their Green coalition partners.  

 

It was a remarkable election – which saw Fine Gael emerge as the Republic’s largest party for the first time in its history, and other opposition parties and independent candidates gain unprecedented levels of support.  


Now you can hear Professor Michael Marsh talk through the issues, the role of parties, candidates and how voters used the system to change Irish politics.

Please register your interest by noon on Monday, 17 October 2011 to admin@mcdougall.org.uk