- John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government (excerpt). A true classic. One of the earliest defenses (1862) of proportional representation by a preeminent English philosopher.
- Douglas J. Amy, "Instant Runoff Voting: No Substitute for Proportional Representation."
- Douglas J. Amy, "Larger Lessons for the 2000 Election Fiasco."
- Rob Richie and Steven Hill, "Reflecting All of Us: A Debate on Proportional Representation." This is a series of articles on PR published in the Boston Review. The lead piece makes the case for PR, and there are also several pieces in response.
- Michael Lind, "Alice Doesn't Vote Here Anymore." This piece appeared in Mother Jones magazine. It is an insightful and witty description of the absurdities that result from voting in a single-member district, plurality system.
- Rob Richie and Steven Hill, "The Case for Proportional Representation."
- Douglas J. Amy, "Proportional Representation: Empowering Minorities or Promoting Balkanization?"
- Rob Richie, "Preference Voting vs. Cumulative Voting."
- Robert Barta, "An Argument for PR from the Right."
- Steven Hill, "An Argument for PR from the Left."
- Steven Hill and Rob Richie, "How to Enact Progressive Policy"
- Arend Lijphart, "PR vs. Single-Member Districts in States."
- Douglas J. Amy, "The 96 Election: Voter Turnout, Gerrymandering, and PR"
- Douglas J. Amy, "Fair Representation for Minorities: Is Proportional Representation the Answer?"
- Steven Hill, "A Voting Rights Act at War With Itself."
- Robert Richie, Douglas Amy, Frederick McBride, "How Proportional Representation Can Empower Minorities and the Poor."
- Rep. Cynthia McKinney, "Proportional Representation: Next Step for Democracy."
Many of the most useful articles on PR and the representation of women cannot be found on the Web. For citations on these materials, go to the Bibliography on PR and the Representation of Women.
Many of the most useful articles critical of PR cannot be found on the web. For citations on these materials, go to the Bibliography on Criticisms of PR.