Political Tactics

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS
Note. References to Bentham's notes and to editorial notes are given by means of the page number(s) followed by the letter 'n'. Page numbers in italics refer to material written by Dumont.The symbol 'v.' is used to indicate 'as distinct from' or 'as opposed to'. Other abbreviations for frequently occurring words and phrases are as follows:
ass. assembly(ies)
Brit. British
Engl. English
Fr. French
govt. government(s)
H. of C. House of Commons
H. of L. House of Lords
leg. legislative
mem. member(s)
parl. parliament(s)
pol. political
pres. president(s)
ABSENCE: in case of, whether rights of individual men. of pol. ass. transmissible to another, 17; decision precipitated by taking advantage of, of many mem. of ass., 18; cause when ass, wanders from public utility, 19; continually changes identity of ass., 23; inconveniences of, of mem. of ass., 57-8, 177; deduction made from deposit for every day mem. absent from ass., 58-9; every legitimate excuse for, from ass. admissible as ground of exemption from punishment, 59; every case of, from ass. should be specified in register, 60; mem. absenting themselves from Brit. H. of C., 60-1; with good regulations against, no necessity for requiring certain number to form a House, 61; in ass. general advantage in case of, on side of executive power, 62; case of, of pres. of pol. ass., 66, 67; if author of act not present to support it he ought to incur censure of ass., 117; in Engl. parl. reiterated debates afford opportunity for mem. absent during first debate to attend, 129
ABUSE(S): distribution of powers produced by division of leg. body source of perpetuity for, 25; very imperfect security against, of power results from public opinion, 26, division of leg. body presents obstacles to reform of, 27, cannot be expected that pol. body will make efficacious laws for prevention of, unless compelled by public opinion, 42; if right of proposing in pol. ass. belong only to administration, favourable to it perpetual, 110; of privilege of demanding division of ass. scarcely probable, 150
ACT(S): power of agreeing in same intellectual, constitutes principle of unity in body, 21 & n.; in ass. same force given to, of majority as to that of total number, 22; no, of ass. results if numbers equal on each side, 22; number necessary for rendering, of ass. legal, 23; publishing number of voters on each side may weaken authority of, of ass., 38; Votes of the House with mass of private, form Journals of the House, 42 & n.; principal points to be attended to in mode of proceeding relative to formation of, of pol. ass., 77-109; of different, which enter into formation of decree, 112-13; motion which is, of all must begin by being, of one individual, 116n.; of parl. defective in respect of numbered paragraphs, 118-19; king's speech at opening of session of Brit. parl. considered as, of minister, 135-6. See RESOLUTION(S)

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