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Democratic representation under the Hare-Clark system

George Howatt

Democratic representation under the Hare-Clark system

the need for seven-member electorates

by George Howatt

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Published by L.G. Shea, Govt. Printer in Hobart .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tasmania,
  • Australia,
  • Tasmania.
    • Subjects:
    • Proportional representation -- Australia -- Tasmania.,
    • Proportional representation.,
    • Tasmania -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby George Howatt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJF1075.A8 H83 1958
      The Physical Object
      Pagination40 p. ;
      Number of Pages40
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1138247M
      LC Control Number94106339
      OCLC/WorldCa15151858

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Democratic representation under the Hare-Clark system by George Howatt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Democratic representation under the Hare-Clark system: the need for seven-member electorates Paperback – January 1, by George Howatt (Author)Author: George Howatt.

The "Hare" of Hare-Clark refers to an English barrister, Thomas Hare, who in laid down the chief features of the single transferable vote system of proportional representation.

Hare-Clark is a type of single transferable vote electoral system of proportional representation used for elections in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

The method for the distribution of preferences is similar to other voting systems in Australia, such as for the Australian Senate. The name is derived from English barrister, Thomas Hare, and the Attorney-General of Tasmania, Andrew Inglis Clark, who first introduced the modified counting system.

“Under the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation by the single transferable vote, an elector is required to vote, in order of preference, for at least seven candidates. Names are arranged on the voting papers in groups according to party allegiance, but names of the parties are not specified” (The Parliament of Tasmania compiled by P.T.

McKay Clerk-Assistant of the House of. "DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION UNDER THE HARE-CLARK SYSTEM - The Need for Seven-Member Electorates", by the late Dr George Howatt, M.A., Ph. D., of the University of Tasmania, was digitized by the Proportional Representation Society of Australia.

The statement below on this page appeared on a note inserted into reprints of this Parliamentary Paper.

“Democratic Representation under the Hare-Clark system” a thirty page paper tabled to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in by Dr George Howatt.

Also his “Fixing Responsibility for Governing when no party has an absolute majority in Parliament”. Book Description. This volume is primarily concerned with equality as a basic component of the democratic character of representation. In other words, of the many types of equality that have attracted the attention of theorists since democracy’s beginnings – arithmetic equality, equality before the law, equality of opportunity– we would like to draw attention to representational equality.

Hare-Clark is a Single Transferable Vote (quota-preferential) PR system that, unlike other PR systems, implements the vital principle of DIRECT ELECTION of representatives. PR-STV should be used to fill an ODD - not an even number of places - to ensure majorities, and not possible stalemates, prevail.

Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God uses engaging anecdotes and draws on a wealth of data from surveys and survey experiments with clergy, citizens, and legislators, to explain the causes and consequences of Brazil's 'culture wars'.Cited by: 1.

Proportional representation (P.R.) is known in Australia as the Hare-Clark System and was first introduced in Tasmania in the late s.

It was later also introduced in the Senate in Hoewever, most other countries use a different P.R. system: Party Lists. Abstract Recent discussions about the concept of representation oscillate between analyses of formal institutions of liberal representative democracy, the practice of representation as claims-making, the constitutive aspect of representation, and challenges to the standard system of representation stemming from more radical versions of democracy such as deliberative democracy or direct.

Political representation is a theme in democratic theory. Modern democracies are representative democracies, which means that the representatives make political decisions on behalf of the citizens.

Recently, however, this view of democratic representation has been under attack for its failure to capture the performative and constructive elements of the process of representation, and a new literature more attentive to these aspects of the relationship between Format: Paperback.

The book answers by saying such and individual would demonstrate 'a desire to build a representation upon a foundation of accountability and fairness, but does not impose any limits on the process." In part the book shows that this has to be less about the person holding an /5(4).

Recognizing that Number of Vacancies to Fill Should be an Odd Number: Ina Tasmanian political scientist, Dr George Howatt, wrote his classic PR-STV paper "Democratic Representation under the Hare-Clark System - The Need for Seven-Member Electorates", which the Government tabled in the House of Assembly in support of its Bill that.

Mark B. Brown, Science in Democracy. Expertise, Institutions, and Representation Article (PDF Available) in Minerva 49(3) September with Reads. plication is that the quality of representation is highest under the pure separating equilibrium and lowest under the pure pooling equilibrium, indicating that it decreases with the cost of firing.

The dualistic structure of the Chief Executive’s office embodies a dilemma between two competing imperatives – Communist China’s imperative to retain a colonial political system where executive power is concentrated at the top; alongside the need to accommodate new, increasing demands for democratic representation within the by: Dr Howatt was highly regarded for his timely, crystal clear, and thoroughly effective report DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION UNDER THE HARE-CLARK SYSTEM - The Need for Seven-Member Electorates.

His report, which resulted in the defect of having an even number of MHAs per electorate (it had been 6 until the change to 7 was made) being remedied. This approach faces two challenges: the under-determination of the resulting democratic process and the idea of a trade-off between equal voter representation and government : Steffen Ganghof.

Democratization (or democratisation) is the transition to a more democratic political regime, including substantive political changes moving in a democratic may be the transition from an authoritarian regime to a full democracy, a transition from an authoritarian political system to a semi-democracy or transition from a semi-authoritarian political system to a democratic political.election under the system we must now regard as the one most likely to method--The Hare-Clark method--The Gregory method--The Gove or Dobbs desirable--Proportional representation and democratic principles--Constitutional reform--Federal Home Rule--Imperial Federation--Conclusion.Australia was the first nation to invent itself through the ballot box and has become a country renowned for democratic innovations, from the secret ballot to adult suffrage and Saturday elections.

Many of these reforms are now benchmarks of democracy. Yet the equity of Australia’s electoral process continues to be challenged. Does Australia have full, free and fair elections?

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