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Ideas Expressed in Class, May 7
Elections in Foreign Countries 
Anderson, Jennifer M
Study the elections in France, perhaps on how the system excluded communists. Perhaps a comparison with Italy would be in order.
Blanck, Steven
Study the German electoral system, perhaps comparing the west and east German electoral systems and how they were integrated followin reunification.
Brown, Edward
Interested in studying elections in Nigeria, a federal state. [Should pay special attention to changes in the electoral system over time, as Nigeria tried to deal with the ethnic rivalries among the Hausa, Ibo, and Yoruba in particular.]
Danilkina, Irina
Comparing the PR electoral system in Turkey with the PR system in a nearby country, perhaps Israel or Greece.
Drey, Nicole
Comparing the ordinal ballot systems as implemented in Ireland and Australia.
Lelugas, Martin
Comparing the British legacy of electoral systems (normally discussed with reference to major countries like Canada, Australia, Indian, and New Zealand) as reflected among the 50 or so other members of the Commonwealth: Antigua & Barbuda, Mozambique, Australia, Namibia, The Bahamas, Nauru, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Barbados, Nigeria, Belize, Pakistan, Botswana, Papua New Guinea, Brunei Darussalam, Samoa, Cameroon, Seychelles, Canada, Sierra Leone, Cyprus, Singapore, Dominica, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands, South Africa, The Gambia, Sri Lanka, Ghana, St Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, St Lucia, Guyana, St Vincent & The Grenadines, India, Swaziland, Jamaica, United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Tonga, Kiribati, Trinidad & Tobago, Lesotho, Tuvalu, Malawi, Uganda, Malaysia, United Kingdom , Maldives, Vanuata, Malta, Zambia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe. [Marty: You don't have to do them all.]
Kolodziej, Kerry
For my paper, I was thinking about doing a comparison between the national and European Parliament elections in France. I know that this isn't the two-country comparison that you have suggested, but I think it might work because France uses two different electoral systems. In their national elections, they use the majoritarian run-off, and for the European Parliament they use a closed-list proportional system. I think it is interesting that one country could use two systems that are so different, because they seem to be based on different values. I would like to see the consequences that these two systems have on the same electorate.
Manrose, Melanie
Conducting a before-after study of New Zealand's change from a SMD to a PR system. 
Saquib Rahim
Interested in studying elections in India, perhaps comparing its system with Pakistan which once was part of India and also has a British origin.
Unnerstall, Candace
Study the electoral system in France

Elections in American States
Allan, Kimberly A
Maine, Missouri, Washington, Georgia
Higbie, Jeffrey
Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington
Karelitz, Jonathan
Maine, Massashusetts, and Connecticut
Thornton, Shannon
Arizona (lots of referenda), New Hampshire (smaller population-but is it relative to the offices they vote for?) New Jersey (huge population for a small state-are the number of offices proportionate to the need for those offices/corelate to the voting population), and Nebraska/
Weiner, Lauren
Vermont and New Hampshire