Op-ed: As France explores proportional representation, is it a cure for democratic discontent?
By 10 December 2020
President Emmanuel Macron of France (photo credit: Jacques Paquier/flickr)
French president Emmanuel Macron and a body of political science research suggest that reform of the electoral system in favor of a “significant” component of proportional representation can contribute to a more responsive democracy.
But the introduction of PR to address popular discontent with government is a trade-off that presents a dilemma: improving policy responsiveness but undermining another important dimension of democratic governance.
Resolving this dilemma requires a value judgement.
Read the full article here: EconPol