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Thomas Hare

(1806—1891) political reformer


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(1806–91) Self-taught British lawyer and enthusiast for proportional representation. Hare's scheme was vigorously promoted by J. S. Mill as the way to ensure that all, not just the majority, were represented in a legislature. The details were wildly impracticable, and its descendant, single transferable vote, though often called the ‘Hare scheme’, in reality owes more to C. G. Andrae (1812–93) and H. R. Droop than to Hare.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics in Oxford Reference.

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