Commissioned Ridings: Designing Canadas Electoral Districts John C. Courtney

ISBN: 9780773522268

Published: September 10th 2002

Hardcover

337 pages


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Commissioned Ridings: Designing Canadas Electoral Districts  by  John C. Courtney

Commissioned Ridings: Designing Canadas Electoral Districts by John C. Courtney
September 10th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 337 pages | ISBN: 9780773522268 | 8.62 Mb

Where did the idea for nonpartisan constituency redistributions come from? What were the principal reasons that Canada turned to arms-length commissions to design its electoral districts? In this volume, John Courtney addresses these questions byMoreWhere did the idea for nonpartisan constituency redistributions come from? What were the principal reasons that Canada turned to arms-length commissions to design its electoral districts? In this volume, John Courtney addresses these questions by examining and assessing the readjustment process in Canadas electoral boundaries.

Defining electoral districts as representational building blocks, Courtney compares federal and provincial electoral readjustments in the last half of the 20th century, showing how parliamentarians and legislators, boundary commissions, courts, and interested members of the general public debated representational principles to define the purposes of electoral redistricting in an increasingly urban, ethnically mixed federal state such as Canada



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