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Proportional representation : critics of the British electoral system, 1820-1945 / monograph.

Author: Jenifer Hart
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press, 2001, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A scholarly history of the proportional representation movement, this explores its origins in the early 19th century and traces its history during the 20th century. A postscript takes the account up  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenifer Hart
ISBN: 9780198201366 0198201362
OCLC Number: 861983214
Notes: "Reprinted 2001."
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The first critics 1820-1857; Thomas Hare and John Stuart Mill; the first campaign - part I, 1859-1883; early objections; the first campaign - part II, 1884-1904; school boards, local government and home rule, 1885-1904; the second campaign, 1905-1914; the Speaker's conference and the representation of the People Bill, 1916-1929; the Labour Government and the alternative vote, 1929-1931; 1931-1945 - barren years; conclusion; postscript, 1945-1990.
Responsibility: Jenifer Hart.

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