Reconcilability of the principles of fair representation and stability of government while enacting the electoral laws

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2017

Thesis Language: Turkish




Elections have a sine qua non quality in representative democracies. Electing representatives, punishing representatives who are evaluated as unsuccessful by not voting again can be possible via elections. The stage of determination of represenatati-ves makes electoral system important because of conversion of votes to seats in parli-ament. Practice of different electoral systems in each country, even making large and small amendments in electoral systems by states shows that electoral systems are dynamic. Electoral systems differentiate depending social and political conditions, though, it can be said that nearly every electoral system has aim to effectuate fair repre-sentation or stability in government. In our country, it was enured that electoral laws shall be drawn up so as to reconcile the principles of fair representation and stability of government with constutional amendment in 1995. In this study, it is tried to examine scope of fair representation and stability of government and if it is possible to reconcile these principles with any electoral system. Otherwise, it is another question that should be answered is that which amendments in electoral laws make possible reconcilability of these prenciples. It is tried to analyse different alternatives of electoral systems and election experince of Turkey on the purpose of answering these ques-tions. Keywords:Election, Fair Represantation, Stability Of Government, Electoral Systems, Electoral Threshold, Electoral Laws