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The Two-Bloc System: Scandinavia’s Best Kept Secret?

This is a guest post from Dylan Difford who has recently completed an MA in Politics at the University of Essex, focussing on party and voting systems in Britain and Europe. This week, people across...

Posted 23 Jun 2021

In a two-bloc system, voters decide the relative strengths of factions within the government

How a landmark bill could enhance democracy in the US

The 2020 US presidential election and down-ballot races were a success for democratic participation. The presidential race saw a record number of people – over 158 million US voters – turn out to vote and...

Posted 16 Feb 2021

HR1 is one of the most comprehensive attempts at reforming federal election law in US history

These US states voted to make elections fairer

In the past two weeks, the flaws of the US electoral system have become plain for all to see. As the dust slowly settles, it’s worth looking at some results that aren’t the presidential race....

Posted 13 Nov 2020

Five US cities scrap First Past the Post and bring in preferential voting