Mixed Member Electoral Systems

Author: Matthew Shugart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191528978
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mixed-member electoral systems may well be the electoral reform of the 21st century, much as proportional representation (PR) was in the 20th century. In the view of many electoral reformers, mixed-member systems offer the best of both the traditional British single-seat district system and PR systems. This book seeks to evaluate: why mixed-member systems have recently appealed to many countries with diverse electoral histories; and how well expectations for these systems have been met. Each major country, which has adopted a mixed system thus, has two chapters in this book, one on origins and one on consequences. These countries are Germany, New Zealand, Italy, Israel, Japan, Venezuela, Bolivia, Mexico, Hungary, and Russia. In addition, there are also chapters on the prospects for a mixed-member system being adopted in Britain and Canada, respectively. The material presented suggests that mixed-member systems have been largely successful thus far. They appear to be more likely than most other electoral systems to generate two-bloc party systems, without in the process reducing minor parties to insignificance. In addition, they are more likely than any other class of electoral system to simultaneously generate local accountability as well as a nationally-oriented party system. Mixed-member electoral systems have now joined majoritarian and proportional systems as basic options which must be considered whenever electoral systems are designed or redesigned. Such a development represents a fundamental change in thinking about electoral systems around the world.

The Best of Both Worlds

Author: Henry "Hank" Brown
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1643501046
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eva, who thinks she is a white girl, is surprised at the age of fifteen when she is told that she is black and she will be leaving the plantation she called home for years in order to do a job by the man and woman she thought was her parents, just to find out that she too is really a slave. No explanation! And she will go to Master George Sr.’s plantation as a white woman and make his son fall in love with her and marry her in order to get them back for raping one of their slaves at a party in order to take everything that they have. While a slave boy tries to manipulate the so-called white woman to fall in love with him, not knowing she is black, to get back at her husband for raping his mother.

The Best of Both Worlds

Author: Lila Worzel Miller
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595148212
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A STORY OF GROWING UP IN BOTH WORLDS, HEARING AND DEAF, NURTURED WITH LOVE AND INDEPENDENCE. HOW A FAMILY SUCCEEDED IN A LIFE FULL OF ALL THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SO-CALLED "NORMAL" FAMILIES, BUT MAINLY OF ALL THE PLEASURES AND GRATIFICATION. A BOOK OF LOVING ANECDOTES, WITH APPEAL FOR ALL PEOPLE FASCINATED WITH THE LANGUAGE OF "SIGN."

The Best of Both Worlds

Author: Gordon Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444790854
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The Best of Both Worlds is the true story of how childhood misery and trauma helped Gordon Smith discover a gift that has helped many people throughout the world. He has helped those who are in mourning come to terms with death and bereavement by working as a medium to put people in touch with their loved ones who have passed over. Gordon held off telling the story of his discovery of spiritual powers, as he believed his mother would have hated people knowing the poverty they came from or the abuse that her son suffered. After her death, Gordon decided it was time to tell his incredible story from humble beginnings all the way to becoming an internationally praised medium working for some of the most famous and powerful people in the world. His previous volume of memoirs Spirit Messenger was a massive bestseller but only now is he able to tell the unvarnished astonishing truth.

Natural Hospital Birth

Author: Cynthia Gabriel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1558328815
Format: PDF
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These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts that there is no good reason that women in North America should not be able to have both. She shows expectant mothers what they can do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and how to take initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have. Also included are inspiring stories from other women who know firsthand that natural birth in the hospital is possible. With this book, mothers-to-be will be equipped with the knowledge they need to ensure a satisfying hospital birth that they will look back on with peace and joy.

Best of Both Worlds

Author: Richard Koepke
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449025544
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Can a murdered person come back from the grave to tell her autobiography through the voice of a psychic medium? During the summer of 1980, a young Canadian beauty, Dorothy Stratten, and her husband, Paul Snider, were murdered in Los Angeles under mysterious circumstances and a shroud of cover-up. Many lives would change drastically as people abandoned the Playboy ship en masse in the aftermath. This book offers theological insight into sexual abuse, hedonism, PTSD trauma, stress-related illness, human trafficking, codependence and forgiveness.