Criticisms of Proportional Representation

AMY, DOUGLAS J. Real Choices/New Voices: How Proportional Representation Elections Could Revitalize American Democracy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. Chapter 9.

BARNES, JOHN. "Proportional Deception." National Review, July 20, 1992.

BRAMS, STEVEN J. and PETER C. FISHBURN. "Some Logical Defects of the Single Transferable Vote." In Choosing an Electoral System: Issues and Alternatives, edited by Lijphart and Grofman, 147-51. New York: Praeger, 1984.

COX, GARY. "Instability?" Boston Review, March/April 1998. http://www-polisci.mit.edu/bostonreview/BR23.1/

FEREJOHN, JOHN. "Cautionary Notes." Boston Review, March/April 1998. http://www-polisci.mit.edu/bostonreview/BR23.1/

HAIN, PETER, Proportional Misrepresentation. Aldershot: Wildwood House, 1986.

HERMENS, FERDINAND A. "From Tyranny to Democracy: Fragile or Strong?" Freedom at Issue. May-June 1990, p. 7.

----. Democracy or Anarchy? A Study of Proportional Representation. South Bend, Ind.: Notre Dame, 1941.

LARDEYRET, GUY. "The Problem with PR." Journal of Democracy 2 no. 3, (Summer 1991): 30-39.

MAUDE, ANGUS. Why Electoral Change? London: Conservative Political Centre, 1982.

NORTON, PHILIP. "The Case for First-Past-the-Post."  Representation 34 no. 2 (Spring/Summer 1997) 84-88.

QUADE, QUENTIN L. "PR and Democratic Statecraft." Journal of Democracy 2, no. 3 (Summer 1991): 36-41.

QUINN, JACK, DONALD J. SIMON, and JONATHAN B. SALLET. "Redrawing Political Maps: An America of Groups?" Washington Post, March 24, 1991, p. C1.

PINTO-DUSCHINSKY, MICHAEL. "Send the Rascals Packing:  Defects of Proportional Representation and the Virtues of the Westminster Model" Representation  36 no. 2 (Summer 1999), 117-126.

TAYLOR, PETER J. "The Case for Proportional Tenure: A Defense of the British Electoral System." In Choosing an Electoral System, edited by Lijphart and Grofman, 53-58. New York: Praeger, 1984.

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