Drawing Boundaries: Election Law and Its Democratic Consequences

ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY: AUSTRALIAN PROSPECTS, Tham, Costar, Orr, eds., Melbourne University Press, 2011

20 Pages Posted: 4 May 2011

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Ron Levy

Australian National University

Date Written: May 2, 2011

Abstract

This chapter delineates three conceptions of fairness in election law using the example of electoral boundary drawing. A tradition of ‘positive’ fairness in Australia and Canada – though recently challenged – is shown to be more democratically representative and coherent than ‘negative’ and ‘perfectionist’ conceptions dominant in the American election law setting.

Keywords: Fairness, Election Law, Boundaries, Electorates, Ridings, Districts, Australia, Canada, USA

Suggested Citation

Levy, Ron, Drawing Boundaries: Election Law and Its Democratic Consequences (May 2, 2011). ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY: AUSTRALIAN PROSPECTS, Tham, Costar, Orr, eds., Melbourne University Press, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1829692

Ron Levy (Contact Author)

Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Australia

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