Rediscovering an old publication

Believe it or not, I just noticed an article by me, published in an academic journal, has been missing from my CV for over twenty years! In fact, I had to search on the web to find it.

“The Jenkins Paradox: A complex system, yet only a timid step towards PR,” Representation 36:2 (1999).

I thought of it when wanting to link to it in my previous note about the Quebec proposal. And then I could not find the link because it was not on my CV (or website)!

My personal favorite passage from my forgotten article, after commenting on the Jenkins Commission proposal for the UK and its flaws:

It would seem, therefore, preferable to use MMP with a small percentage of PR seats, or MMP with multiple regional PR compensation regions, or straightforward alternative vote, but not some combination of all three!

The other thing I realized in searching for this is just how dreadfully bad the interface of the Taylor and Francis journals website is.

One thought on “Rediscovering an old publication

  1. And the “you might also like…” link is to Michael Pinto-Duschinsky explaining why PR is bad because it won’t let you “send the rascals packing”.
    He recycled the same argument in 2011 against Alternative Vote, which apparently is also a form of proportional representation.
    It can’t just be me who’s getting nostalgic for these pre-Brexit period pieces.

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