Proportional representation and the Weimar constitution

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The thesis examines the reasons why the German National Assembly of 1919 chose proportional representation to elect officials to the German Reichstag. Sources include the series Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus and die politische Parteien, the "Hajo Holborn Papers", and the Reich Ministry of Interior debates concerning the institutional draft. The thesis traces the arguments for proportional representation, its use throughout Europe before 1914, and voting reform in Germany during World War I.

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Hastings, Preston B. (Preston Bruce) December 1992.

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The thesis examines the reasons why the German National Assembly of 1919 chose proportional representation to elect officials to the German Reichstag. Sources include the series Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus and die politische Parteien, the "Hajo Holborn Papers", and the Reich Ministry of Interior debates concerning the institutional draft. The thesis traces the arguments for proportional representation, its use throughout Europe before 1914, and voting reform in Germany during World War I.

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Hastings, Preston B. (Preston Bruce). Proportional representation and the Weimar constitution, thesis or dissertation, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935620/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .