The Impact of STV on the Functioning of Democracy in Ireland


  • David Farrell

David Farrell, Professor of Politics, University College, Dublin

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the United States. The workshop brought together a number of scholars of American electoral institutions, practitioners working to implement electoral reforms, and experts on electoral systems reforms in advanced democracies. The workshop examined how different electoral systems options have worked in other countries, and what the implications of similar reforms might be in the United States.


Conference Paper: The Challenge of Reforming a ‘Voter-Friendly’ Electoral System: Debates Over the Future of Ireland’s Single Transferable Vote

David Farrell, The Challenge of Reforming a Voter-Friendly Electoral System