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The Resource Parliament the mirror of the nation : representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain, Gregory Conti, (electronic resource)

Parliament the mirror of the nation : representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain, Gregory Conti, (electronic resource)

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Parliament the mirror of the nation : representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain
Title
Parliament the mirror of the nation
Title remainder
representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Conti
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The notion of 'representative democracy' seems unquestionably familiar today, but how did the Victorian era - the epoch when the modern democratic state was made - understand democracy, parliamentary representation, and diversity? In the famous nineteenth-century debates about representation and parliamentary reform, two interlocked ideals were of the greatest importance: descriptive representation, that the House of Commons 'mirror' the diversity that marked society, and deliberation within the legislative assembly. These ideals presented a major obstacle to the acceptance of a democratic suffrage, which it was widely feared would produce an unrepresentative and un-deliberative House of Commons. Here, Gregory Conti examines how the Victorians conceived the representative and deliberative functions of the House of Commons and what it meant for parliament to be the 'mirror of the nation'. Combining historical analysis and political theory, he analyses the fascinating nineteenth-century debates among contending schools of thought over the norms and institutions of deliberative representative government, and explores the consequences of recovering this debate. --
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1987-
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Conti, Gregory
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • Representative government and representation
  • Proportional representation
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Great Britain
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Parliament the mirror of the nation : representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain, Gregory Conti, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108582469
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online resource
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rdacontent
Contents
Diversity without democracy, the theory of the variety of suffrages, part one : institutions and sociologies -- Diversity without democracy, the theory of the variety of suffrages, part two : values and criticisms -- Democracy, diversity, and contestability : democracy against the variety of suffrages -- Diversity with democracy? Proportional representation, part one : concepts and techniques -- Diversity with democracy? Proportional representation, part two : the debate on PR's moral and political effects
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CR9781108582469
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108582469
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098279671
Label
Parliament the mirror of the nation : representation, deliberation, and democracy in Victorian Britain, Gregory Conti, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108582469
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Diversity without democracy, the theory of the variety of suffrages, part one : institutions and sociologies -- Diversity without democracy, the theory of the variety of suffrages, part two : values and criticisms -- Democracy, diversity, and contestability : democracy against the variety of suffrages -- Diversity with democracy? Proportional representation, part one : concepts and techniques -- Diversity with democracy? Proportional representation, part two : the debate on PR's moral and political effects
Control code
CR9781108582469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108582469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1098279671

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