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Robert Pekkanen quoted on fragmentation of the US electoral system // Nihon Keizai Shimbun

January 26, 2021

Robert Pekkanen photo and quote in Nihon Keizai Shimbun In a January 27, 2021 article titled “America’s Exceptional Two Party System” Robert Pekkanen, professor of Japanese politics at the Jackson School and co-author of “The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems“, gives his insights into the U.S. 2-party electoral system in combination with presidential-ism.

The piece, which appears on page 4 of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading daily newspapers, often called “Japan’s Wall Street Journal,”  includes discussion on the fragmentation of party systems in many countries, changes in political communication, and the rise of populist parties and politicians.