Certificate Course in Studying Electoral Systems
Introduction to democratic elections, Electoral systems (Majority/ Plurality, Proportional Representation and Mixed)
The pros and cons of Majority/ plurality electoral system (FPTP)
The advantages and disadvantages of PR and mixed systems.
Case studies: Myanmar election (2015 and 2020). The implementation of FPTP and its impacts on power-sharing to ethnic communities.
Minorities and women representations in Decision making Institutions ( Government and Parliament)
Election processes and management.
PR and Myanmar Context
The choice of electoral system for the future of Myanmar ( Group Discussion and presentation).
About this Course
This Course will focus on giving understanding of different democratic electoral systems, the pros and cons of each electoral system and the impacts of FPTP and PR electoral system on Myanmar in the formation of government at both federal and state/division levels