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The Democracy Science series and all my other books may be obtained in epub format from my Smashwords page.

Three free e-books on electoral reform and research are linked here: as pdf files.

(More information about the books is linked near the foot of this home page.)

UK Centenary: The 1918 Representation of the People Act.

(Hypocrits Dictionary definition: The 1918 Deferential Plutocracy Act).

The 1918 extension of the franchise is characterised as giving the People "the vote," what it actually gave was the stub vote, a non-transferable vote. This is like commerce without insurance. The insurance may not be needed, but without it, you cannot be sure, and commerce would be paralysed. Likewise, transferable voting may not be needed but without it, you cannot be sure your vote will not be wasted. This uncertainty paralyses desired use. Moreover, the Single Transferable Vote generally elects more than one of a voters favorite candidates, from a better choice, in multi-member constituencies, rather than just electing a lower preference, if the first preference doesn't take a single member constituency.

Giving "the vote" to women over thirty, for the first time, elected just one woman, one enormously rich woman, because the government defaulted on its under-taking to endorse the compromise deal of the Speakers Conference on Electoral Reform, by disposing of STV to Parliament, that would lose its safe seats by it, but keeping the lost deposit, that made elections a rich mans game.

No working man or woman could enter Parliament without vetting by mass-funded trade unions. Single member constituencies also acted against women being represented, indeed against the proportional representation of all social attributes (not just parties), afforded by STV giving Proportional Representation as Personal Representation.


Electoral reform and research.


How partisans resist effective democracy;
single transferable vote (STV) justification.
More pages:


Reports for single transferable vote (more or less):


Research into single transferable vote method of democracy.

Liberating democracy from Impossibility Theorem.

Binomial STV and the Harmonic Mean quota.

Three Averages Binomial STV.


The moral sciences.

Other essays

The Four Loves: romance, friendship, affection and charity. (From C S Lewis)

Sigmund Freud and CG Jung:
seeking the whole man thru a democracy of ones selfs.

The moral sciences as the ethics of scientific method.

Science is ethics or "electics."
A synthesis of deterministic & statistical world-views.

Relativity theory and election method.


Constitutional Economics

The menace of the nuclear tyranny.

The determined dishonesty of atomic energy.

Nuclear deterence threatens its own world war crime.

Nuclear annihilation.


The republic of letters:


En français: (In French)

Modèle Scientifique du Procès Electoral. (Scrutin Transferable: Single Transferable Vote.)


Democracy archives and reviews.




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Popular science:

Special theory of relativity

Special relativity (more pages under renovation):


Science Reviews.



Democracy Science brief descriptions of above contents.

Getting Ideas: How I dreamt my life away
and survey of this site. (However, this was before the e-book age and my more recent findings.)

Reviews of recent books (e-books).

Simpler English spelings Home page of some early versions to these pages. (More consistent than conventional English, tho superseded by my later spelling reforms.)

Relegated pages (or junk-yard).

Links to other sites.

Collected verse by Richard Lung.

Volumes:

1, The Valesman;
2, Dates and Dorothy;
3. He's a Good Dog. (He just doesn't like you to laf.);
4. In The Meadow Of Night;
5 Radical!

The Democracy Science series.

Four e-books on electoral reform & research may be down-loaded free, in epub format from Smashwords, or (3 of them) as pdf files from the pdf archive. Down-loading the Calibre program enables reading e-books in many formats.

The Commentaries series. (Four more e-books available from Smashwords in epub format.)

Help notes on self-publishing electronic books.

The works of HG Wells came out of copyright, 70 years after his death. Wells might have been dismayed to find that he is still ahead of his time, not least on electoral reform. The first part of "FAB STV" assesses his contribution.

I have also edited and published his main writings on "sane voting" in one substantial book (amongst the others shown on my Smashwords page, linked at top of this home page): The Angels Weep: H.G. Wells on Electoral Reform.

A bibliography with quotes also includes minor references by Wells on proportional representation and economic representation: World peace thru democracy: HG Wells neglected third phase.


Poetry & Novels of Dorothy Cowlin; Literature & Liberty.

(After many years, this site has been released from its former host, and now finds a home here.)

Wikipedia has a Dorothy Cowlin biography.


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March 2018.

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Copyright © Richard Lung.

This Democracy Science site began in Spring 1999 at a former venue.

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