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John Stuart Mill

Considerations on Representative Government

Table of Contents

Preface

CHAPTER I.
   To What Extent Forms of Government Are a Matter of Choice.

CHAPTER II.
   The Criterion of a Good Form of Government.

CHAPTER III.
   That the Ideally Best Form of Government is Representative Government.

CHAPTER IV.
   Under What Social Conditions Representative Government is Inapplicable.

CHAPTER V.
   Of the Proper Functions of Representative Bodies.

CHAPTER VI.
   Of the Infirmities and Dangers to Which Representative Government Is Liable.

CHAPTER VII.
   Of True and False Democracy; Representation of All, and Representation of the Majority Only.

CHAPTER VIII.
   Of the Extension of the Suffrage.

CHAPTER IX.
   Should There Be Two Stages of Election?

CHAPTER X.
   Of the Mode of Voting.

CHAPTER XI.
   Of the Duration of Parliaments.

CHAPTER XII.
   Ought Pledges to Be Required from Members of Parliament.

CHAPTER XIII.
   Of a Second Chamber.

CHAPTER XIV.
   Of the Executive in a Representative Government.

CHAPTER XV.
   Of Local Representative Bodies.

CHAPTER XVI.
   Of Nationality as Connected with Representative Government.

CHAPTER XVII.
   Of Federal Representative Governments.

CHAPTER XVIII.
   Of the Government of Dependencies by a Free State.

Footnotes

Considerations on Representative Government by John Stuart Mill