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The Resource The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire, William J. Bulman, (electronic resource)

The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire, William J. Bulman, (electronic resource)

Label
The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire
Title
The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire
Statement of responsibility
William J. Bulman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This expansive history of the origins of majority rule in modern representative government charts the emergence of majority voting as a global standard for decision-making in popular assemblies. Majority votes had, of course, been held prior to 1642, but not since antiquity had they been held with any frequency by a popular assembly with responsibility for the fate of a nation. The crucial moment in the global triumph of majority rule was its embrace by the elected assemblies of early modern Britain and its empire. William J. Bulman analyzes its sudden appearance in the English House of Commons and its adoption by the elected assemblies of Britain's Atlantic colonies in the age of the English, Glorious, and American Revolutions. These events made it overwhelmingly likely that the United Kingdom, the United States, and their former dependencies would become and remain fundamentally majoritarian polities. Providing an insightful commentary on the state of democratic governance today, this study sheds light on the nature, promise, and perils of majority rule.--
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bulman, William J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Representative government and representation
  • Legislative bodies
  • Legislative bodies
  • Parliamentary practice
  • Democracy
  • Majorities
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire, William J. Bulman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108909648
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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
Consensus in the Commons, 1547-1642 -- Consensus imperiled, 1640-1641 -- Consensus destroyed, 1641-1643 -- Revolutionary decisions, 1643-1660 -- The majority institutionalized, 1660-1800 -- Little parliaments in the Atlantic colonies, 1613-1789
Control code
CR9781108909648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108829205
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)1226076246
Label
The rise of majority rule in early modern Britain and its empire, William J. Bulman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108909648
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
Consensus in the Commons, 1547-1642 -- Consensus imperiled, 1640-1641 -- Consensus destroyed, 1641-1643 -- Revolutionary decisions, 1643-1660 -- The majority institutionalized, 1660-1800 -- Little parliaments in the Atlantic colonies, 1613-1789
Control code
CR9781108909648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108829205
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)1226076246

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