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Proportional Representation

A Study in Methods of Election

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,708 / 395 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 11.9
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 408
mnybks.net#: 3781
Genre: Politics
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candidates--Panachage--The single vote and _case de tÍte_--The limited and cumulative vote--Special characteristics of Swedish and Finnish systems.

CHAPTER IX

A COMPARISON OF LIST SYSTEMS WITH THE SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTE

The influence of previous conditions--Party the basis of representation in a list system--The freedom of the elector within the party--Comparative accuracy--Panachage--Applicability to non-political elections--Bye-elections--Relative simplicity of scrutiny.

CHAPTER X

PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION AND PARTY GOVERNMENT

Proportional representation and the two-party system--Burke's view of party and party discipline--Narrow basis fatal to a large party--Proportional representation and party discipline--"Free questions" in Japan--The formation of groups--The formation of an executive--A check on partisan legislation--Unlike the referendum, proportional representation will strengthen the House of Commons--P

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