Electoral Systems PPQs

a) Outline the workings of the Additional Member System. (5 Marks)

a) What is the doctrine of the mandate? (5 Marks)

a) Define proportional representation. (5 Marks)

a) How do elections promote democracy? (5 Marks)

a) Distinguish between a mandate and a manifesto. (5 Marks)

a) Outline the workings of the Party List electoral system. (5 Marks)

a) Describe three different elections regularly held in the UK. (5 Marks)

a) What is meant by the term party system? (5 Marks)

a) Outline the workings of the single transferable vote electoral system. (5 Marks)

a) Outline two functions of elections.(5 Marks) (2014)

a) Outline the workings of the Regional Party List system. (5 Marks) (2015)

a) Outline two differences between elections and referendums (5 Marks) (2016)

b) How has the use of AMS affected party representation in the UK? (10 Marks)

b) Explain the workings of three electoral systems used in the UK. (10 Marks)

b) Why have systems of PR been introduced in the UK since 1997? (10 Marks)

b) Distinguish between majoritarian representation and proportional representation. (10 Marks)

b) Explain three advantages of the ‘first past the post’ electoral system. (10 Marks)

b) Explain the workings of three electoral systems used in the UK. (10 Marks)

b) Explain three criticisms of the ‘first past the post’ electoral system. (10 Marks)

b) Explain three strengths of “first-past-the-post‟ electoral system. (10 Marks)

b) Explain how and why party representation may be affected by any three different electoral systems. (10 Marks)

b) Using examples, distinguish between a two-party system and a multi-party system. (10 Marks)

b) Explain the workings of Three electoral systems in the UK.(10 Marks) (2014)

b) Explain Three disadvantages of proportional representation. (10 Marks) (2015)

b) Explain Three ways in which elections promote democracy. (10 Marks) (2016)

c) Should proportional representation be introduced for elections to the House of Commons? (25 Marks)

c) Assess the advantages of the ‘first past the post’ electoral system. (25 Marks)

c) Assess the criticisms of the various electoral systems used in the UK. (25 Marks)

c) Make out a case in favour of the introduction of proportional representation for Westminster elections. (25 Marks)

c) How far does the Westminster electoral system ensure strong and stable government? (25 Marks)

c) Should the Westminster electoral system be reformed? (25 Marks)

c) Make out a case in favour of retaining the ‘first past the post’ electoral system for the House of Commons. (25 Marks)

c) To what extent do different electoral systems produce different outcomes? (25 Marks)

c) Assess the advantages of using proportional representation electoral systems. (25 Marks)

c) Should ‘first past the post’ continue to be used for elections to the House of Commons? 

c) Assess the advantages of the various electoral systems used in the UK (25 Marks) (2014)

c) Make out a case in favour of electoral reform for Westminster elections. (25 Marks) (2015)

c) Assess the merits of different electoral systems operating in the UK. (25 Marks) (2016)

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