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The Case for Multiparty Presidentialism in the U.S.

The intense partisan polarization and hatred in the U.S., alongside the growing willingness of many politicians and voters to support authoritarian practices, have generated deep concern about democracy in the U.S.

In this paper, it is argued that multipartism would likely attenuate these serious challenges to our democracy and that a system of proportional representation for the House of Representatives would likely generate moderate multipartism, with several beneficial effects for U.S. democracy.

  • Author(s):
  • Scott Mainwaring
  • Lee Drutman
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The Case for Multiparty Presidentialism in the U.S.
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Publisher:New America
Published:December 15, 2023
License:Creative Commons
Copyright:© Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0), which permits re-use of New America content when proper attribution is provided.

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