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A. Sainte-Lagüe

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French mathematician who in 1910 proposed the fairest system of apportionment of integer numbers of seats to each party in list systems of proportional representation with multimember...

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Abd al-Aziz Al-Sa'ud

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(b. Riyadh, c. 1880; d. Taif, 9 Nov. 1953)

Arabian; ruler of Nejd 1902–21, Sultan of Nejd 1921–32, King of Hijaz 1926–32, King of Saudi Arabia 1932–53 As a boy, Abd al-Aziz was...

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Abe Fortas

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Law.

Associate Justice, 1965–69

Born: June 19, 1910, Memphis, Tenn. Education: Southwestern College, B.A., 1930; Yale Law School, LL.B., 1933 Previous government...

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Abigail Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Politics.

(1744–1818),

wife of John Adams, from whom she had to be separated for long periods during the Revolution, occasioning her frequent, loving, lively, and outspoken letters. She also...

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Abington School District v. Schempp

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

374 U.S. 203 (1963) Vote: 8–1 For the Court: Clark Concurring: Brennan, Douglas, and Goldberg Dissenting: Stewart

374 U.S. 203 (1963)

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Aboriginal economic development

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

Since 1788 and the European colonisation of Australia, the continental population has grown rapidly and national income has increased, making Australia one of the world's rich or developed...

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Aboriginal politics (historical)

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Even though people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent constitute less than 2 per cent of Australia's population, their rights, status and circumstances have become major...

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Abrams v. United States

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

250 U.S. 616 (1919) Vote: 7–2 For the Court: Clarke Dissenting: Holmes and Brandeis

250 U.S. 616 (1919)

Vote: 7–2

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Accord

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...

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accountability

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The requirement for representatives to answer to the represented on the disposal of their powers and duties, act upon criticisms or requirements made of them, and accept (some)...

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