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Elections as instruments of democracy

G. Bingham Powell

Elections as instruments of democracy

majoritarian and proportional visions

by G. Bingham Powell

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Published by Yale Univeristy Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elections,
  • Democracy,
  • Representative government and representation,
  • Majorities,
  • Proportional representation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-292) and indexes.

    StatementG. Bingham Powell, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJF1001 .P674 2000, JF1001 .P674 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 298 p. :
    Number of Pages298
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18141296M
    ISBN 100300080158, 0300080166
    LC Control Number99059159

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