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Electoral Rules and the Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Post-Communist Democracies

Electoral Rules and the Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Post-Communist Democracies Daniel Bochsler* Electoral Rules and the Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Post-Communist Democracies I. Introduction Th e way ethnic minorities are included in the democratic process heavily aff ects interethnic relations. Electoral rules have a major impact on the inclusion of minorities in political life. Even though electoral systems might seem at fi rst quite similar across all the  democracies of Central and Eastern Europe—namely with a steady trend towards more-proportional representation (PR)—they importantly diff er with regards to the rules that allow or hinder the representation of parties of ethnic minorities. How do the electoral rules applied in post-communist countries in Europe aff ect the representation of ethnic minorities? Th is article compares this aspect of electoral systems in Central and Eastern Europe during the period of  to  and evalu- ates their eff ect on minority representation according to three core criteria: First, it looks at electoral laws with a focus on possibilities or guarantees of the representation * Daniel Bochsler is a post-doctoral researcher in political science at the Centre for the Study of Imperfections (DISC) in Democracies at the Central European Universitiy (CEU). He received his PhD () from the University of Geneva, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Electoral Rules and the Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Post-Communist Democracies

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2211-6117
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10.1163/22116117-90001632
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Abstract

Daniel Bochsler* Electoral Rules and the Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Post-Communist Democracies I. Introduction Th e way ethnic minorities are included in the democratic process heavily aff ects interethnic relations. Electoral rules have a major impact on the inclusion of minorities in political life. Even though electoral systems might seem at fi rst quite similar across all the  democracies of Central and Eastern Europe—namely with a steady trend towards more-proportional representation (PR)—they importantly diff er with regards to the rules that allow or hinder the representation of parties of ethnic minorities. How do the electoral rules applied in post-communist countries in Europe aff ect the representation of ethnic minorities? Th is article compares this aspect of electoral systems in Central and Eastern Europe during the period of  to  and evalu- ates their eff ect on minority representation according to three core criteria: First, it looks at electoral laws with a focus on possibilities or guarantees of the representation * Daniel Bochsler is a post-doctoral researcher in political science at the Centre for the Study of Imperfections (DISC) in Democracies at the Central European Universitiy (CEU). He received his PhD () from the University of Geneva,

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Feb 9, 2010

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