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The theory of the quota in proportional representation—II

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Piesse, Edmund Leolin (1913) The theory of the quota in proportional representation—II. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 15-37. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

In discussing the various methods of proportional
representation noticed in this paper, with the exception
of the method of the uniform quota, I have considered the
result that may be expected to occur in a single district.
But in estimating the probability that an election throughout
the country will give proportional or disproportional
representation, it must be remembered that under-or overrepresentation
in some districts is likely to be balanced
by over or under-representation in others, unless the system
used has been deliberately constructed (as was the
D'Hondt) with the object of favouring one party (the
larger party in that case); and consequently that the
result of an election in many districts is more likely to
be in proportion to the strengths of the parties than an
election in one district.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 15-37
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2013 23:59
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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