The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot

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We assume that voting by secret ballot is an essential and fundamental principle of representative democracy, but the social history of the secret ballot has rarely been investigated, until now. Voting by secret ballot is a surprisingly recent phenomenon in the West. While it may indeed offer opportunities for broader political participation, its introduction has sometimes limited the electorate, excluding certain groups, even precipitating violence. This original and thought-provoking volume questions the universality of ...

The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot 2007, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253219428

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The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot 2007, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253349637

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