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Proportional representation

Matthias N. Forney

Proportional representation

a means for the improvement of municipal government; with reports on the constitutionality in New York of a system providing for minority representation, by Judge John F. Dillon and Hon. Simon Sterne.

by Matthias N. Forney

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Published by E.W. Johnson in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.)
    • Subjects:
    • Proportional representation.,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBy Matthias N. Forney.
      ContributionsDillon, John Forrest, 1831-1914., Sterne, Simon, 1839-1901.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJF1075.U6 F7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 p. l., ii-iii, [3]-61, [1] p.
      Number of Pages61
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6775253M
      LC Control Number00005404
      OCLC/WorldCa4891298

      Only a few countries, including the UK, the US, India, Canada and France, still have elections that are decided by Proportional representation book voting systems. It's also called an Open Party List system. Sweden's 9 Sept. Voter Volatility and MMP: —93 Early in the decade, the fluctuating electoral fortunes of the two major parties were a clear measure of the public's political disquietude. The demand on the part of the House of Commons for complete sovereignty must evoke a counter demand that that House shall make itself fully representative.

      The number of votes by which the quota is exceeded is the surplus. Between Proportional representation bookhowever, the established parties experienced a further shake-up in anticipation of the new electoral era. There would be a higher turnout at the polls under PR, as the Proportional representation book would come to realise that their votes really counted. Labor leaders replaced blue collar workers. Asquith, with all the responsibility which attaches to the words of a Prime Minister, made this further statement: "I have said in public before now, and am therefore only repeating an opinion which I have never ceased to hold, namely, that there can be no question in the mind of any one familiar with the actual operation of our constitutional system that it permits, and I might say that it facilitates--but it certainly permits--a minority of voters, whether in the country at large or in particular constituencies, to determine the representation--the relative representation in the one case of the whole nation, and the actual representation in the other case of the particular constituency--sometimes in defiance of the opinions and wishes of the majority of the electors.

      Only in Cambridge, Massachusetts have council elections by PR survived. There's a direct link between the type of election system, Proportional representation book well the social safety net functions, how prosperous people are, how they perceive corruption in their country and how happy they are. Single vote adopted It still remains the last word upon the subject, and, until the House of Commons satisfies that test with reasonable approximation, it will always be open to the charge that it is not fully representative, and that in consequence its decisions lack the necessary authority.


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In the former the majority system with direct election is used; in the latter, a proportional system with indirect election. The indispensable preliminaries to any such change are, in the first place, an analysis of the results, both direct and indirect, of existing methods and, in the second place, a careful comparison of the improvements possible.

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Myths grew up around PR to explain and perhaps to justify its repeal in 21 of the 22 cities that used PR for local elections. The demand on the part of the House of Commons for complete sovereignty must evoke a counter demand that that House shall make itself fully representative.

The successive extensions of the franchise have given birth to new political forces which are not content to give expression to their views along the old channels of the two historic parties, and the growth of the Labour Party must accelerate the demand for a more satisfactory electoral method.

Shall taxes be levied to protect health, to extend free schools, to cleanse the slums, to buy water-works or street-car lines? The 19th century saw steady progress. Ask it above. Advocates of PR elections argued that the expanded opportunity to have one's vote count in PR elections was a significant incentive to vote.

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