Minority Rights and Majority Rule

The Partisan Basis of Procedural Choice in Congress, 1789-1994 Sarah Alison Binder. - - - *** * * Q is co-- MINORITY RIGHTS AND MAJORITY RULE: THE PARTISAN BASIS OF PROCEDURAL.

Author: Sarah Alison Binder


ISBN: MINN:31951D01267365U


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Minority Rights Majority Rule

Under the effects standard , a rule qualifies as a minority right if over time its effects redound to the advantage of the minority party - allowing it to challenge or influence majority control of the agenda .

Author: Sarah A. Binder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521587921

Category: Political Science

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This institutional dynamic has fueled the power of partisan majorities in the House but stopped them in their tracks in the Senate.
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Minority Government and Majority Rule

Note that I define the majority so as to include the tie vote . The rationale is that most parliaments have rules favoring the status quo in the event of tie votes . In parliamentary regimes this generally means the party or parties in ...

Author: Kaare Strøm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521374316

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

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Examines minority governments to show they are not exceptional or unstable.
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Decision making for Space

One determines what international law is at any spatial reference point by first examining claims, counterclaims, ... legal rule between parties to a treaty or international convention.2 However, by using the modified majority rule ...

Author: Irvin L. White

Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind : Purdue University Studies

ISBN: UVA:35007004701474

Category: Law

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Collective Decision Making

We characterize both cumulative voting and the common law as weighted majority rules . The basic difference between the two is that the common law can be a priori considered a weighted majority rule with a less diverse system of weights ...

Author: Shmuel Nitzan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521303265

Category: Business & Economics

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This book provides an economic approach to the study of collective decision making. In Social Choice theory, the main problem of collective decision making is normally conceived of as one of aggregating diverse individual preferences. However, in practice, objectives are often common to the individuals - whether, for instance, in the firm, or where a medical diagnosis is required - but the information available to each individual, and their ability to utilise that information optimally, differ. The authors therefore deal with a different problem of decisional skills aggregation assuming homogeneous preferences but differing decisional skills, and develop a framework for the study of collective decision making. They examine the effect of the size of the decision making body; incomplete information on decisional skills; interdependence among decisions; shadow prices of decision rules; and of decision making costs and benefits on optimal group decision making. The model is then illustrated in a range of different fields, including industrial organisation, labour economics and in the design of consulting schemes, medical diagnostic systems, and corporate law.
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Theoretical Inquiries in Law

As we will see, these questions suggest the value of coordinated explorations of (at least) three voting rules. In most decisionmaking frameworks,1 conclusions might be reached by simple majority, supermajority, or plurality vote.2 My ...



ISBN: UCAL:B5129961

Category: Electronic journals


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The Majesty of the Multitude

Majority Rule in America Rhoten Alexander Smith. Wiltse , Charles M. , The Jeffersonian Tradition in American Democracy ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1935 ) . John C. Calhoun ; Nationalist , 1782-1828 ...

Author: Rhoten Alexander Smith


ISBN: UCAL:C2925057

Category: Constitutional history

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Corporations Law in Australia

One is that decisions are made according to the majority of votes on any given issue . This is the case whether the resolution requires a special or a simple majority . The idea of majority rule has long been recognised in corporate ...

Author: Roman Tomasic

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 1862873143

Category: Corporation law

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The second edition of this text incorporates the latest changes to Australian corporations law, up to and including the Corporations Act 2001 and the Financial Services Reform Act 2001. Like the 1st edition, this text is written particularly for undergraduate law students. The book introduces students to Australian corporate law in a way that is informed by theory and policy. Throughout the book the authors draw upon materials from fields such as economics, sociology and politics to provide a contextually relevant account of modern corporate law. Ample references and pointers are provided to policy debates, contemporary issues, and to further reading. The authors bring considerable experience in interdisciplinary corporate law teaching and research. The authors aim to stimulate the reader into further critical analysis of corporate law issues, and to equip them with the capacity to respond in an informed way to future changes and developments. The book also encourages the reader to independently pursue further research in areas of corporate law. Each of the 25 chapters has been revised and updated. The book deals with: Introduction - the history of corporate law, and key themes and perspectives. Corporate Structures and Regulation - including the structure of Australian corporate law; ASIC's role and powers; and the role of auditors. Corporate Obligations - including corporate capacity; contractual and criminal liability. Corporate Governance - membership and meetings; directors' duties; shareholders' rights. Corporate Finance - including share and debt capital, the Managed Investments Act 1998, and fundraising. Securities and Takeovers Corporate Rescues and Winding Up
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Mechanisms of Democracy

In this way, absolute majority rules allow strategic nonparticipation that liberates institutional voters from accountability. Under some circumstances this liberation from accountability can itself be desirable on democratic grounds, ...

Author: Adrian Vermeule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199745099

Category: Political Science

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What institutional arrangements should a well-functioning constitutional democracy have? Most of the relevant literatures in law, political science, political theory, and economics address this question by discussing institutional design writ large. In this book, Adrian Vermeule moves beyond these debates, changing the focus to institutional design writ small. In established constitutional polities, Vermeule argues that law can and should - and to some extent already does - provide mechanisms of democracy: a repertoire of small-scale institutional devices and innovations that can have surprisingly large effects, promoting democratic values of impartial, accountable and deliberative government. Examples include legal rules that promote impartiality by depriving officials of the information they need to act in self-interested ways; voting rules that create the right kind and amount of accountability for political officials and judges; and legislative rules that structure deliberation, in part by adjusting the conditions under which deliberation occurs transparently or instead secretly. Drawing upon a range of social science tools from economics, political science, and other disciplines, Vermeule carefully describes the mechanisms of democracy and indicates the conditions under which they can succeed.
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