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Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Jenifer Hart


This book is a scholarly history of the proportional representation movement. The book explores its origins in the early 19th century and analyses the contribution of political thinkers such as Thomas Hare and John Stuart Mill. It traces the history of the early campaigns, and the progress and vicissitudes of the cause during the 20th century. A final chapter takes the account up to the present day. Based on extensive research, this study throws light on many of the questions which bedevil contemporary political commentators. The book demonstrates the inadequacy of the commonly made identifica ... More

Keywords: proportional representation, Thomas Hare, John Stuart Mill, liberalism, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, constitutional history, electoral reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenifer Hart, author
St Anne's College, Oxford