The New England Town Meeting: Democracy in Action

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Index

a
Adams, Herbert B., 22–23 , 26 nn.52–54
Alexander, John W., 7–8 , 13 n.51
Anderson, Barbara, 6 , 12 n.34
annual report, 30–31 , 62 , 86 , 106 , 120 , 131
annual town meeting, 28–50 , 61–72 , 85– 98 , 103–13
Aristotle, 4 , 12 n.22
attendance, 46–49 , 67–72 , 93–98 , 110– 12 , 123–25 , 133–34 , 181–82
Australian ballot, 11 , 84–85 , 87 , 93–94 , 107 , 118–19 , 163

b
Banning, Kendall, 7 , 13 n.48
Barber, Benjmin R., 184 , 190–91 , 193 nn.52–53
Berger, Morroe, 7–8 , 13 n.51
Blacker, Larry, 9 , 13 n.62
Blackstone, William, 129
board of finance, 121–22 , 127
Boston tea party, 2
Bryan, Frank M., 9 , 13 n.61 , 81 , 93–96 , 101 nn.29 , 43 , 45 , 170 , 191 n.15
Bryce, Lord James, 4 , 164 , 188 , 191 n.2 , 193 n.58
budget committee, 41–42 , 66–67 , 92 , 109 , 133 , 154 , 158
budget town meeting, 60 , 85 , 104 , 118 , 130–31
by-laws, 51–52

c
caucus systems, 33–34
Chandler, Alfred D., 142
Chapman, Fran, 77 , 82 nn.77–78
Charles I, 17 , 25 nn.9–11
Charles II, 59 , 80 n.3
Childs, Richard S., 187 , 193 n.57
Clark, Raymond P., 5 , 12 n.30
code of ethics, 151
Committee for Economic Development, 8 , 13 n.58
conduct of business, 35–46 , 63–64 , 89– 92 , 107–9 , 120–21 , 132–33
consent calendar, 176
Conley, Patrick T., 130 , 136 n.4
council of safety, 83
Cushing’s Manual of ParliamentaryPractice, 39

d
Dahl, Robert, 172 , 192 n.22
DeBard, Stuart, 156
decision-making, 49–50
de facto representative town meeting, 1 , 190
de Tocqueville, Alexis, 2–4 , 12 nn.15–18

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Chapter 1 - Law-Making by Assembled Citizens 1
  • Chapter 2 - Genesis of the Town Meeting 15
  • Chapter 3 - The Massachusetts Open Town Meeting 27
  • Chapter 4 - The New Hampshire Open Town Meeting 59
  • Chapter 5 - The Vermont Open Town Meeting 83
  • Chapter 6 - The Maine Open Town Meeting 103
  • Chapter 7 - The Connecticut Open Town Meeting 117
  • Chapter 8 - The Rhode Island Financial Town Meeting 129
  • Chapter 9 - The Representative Town Meeting 139
  • Chapter 10 - Democratic Law-Making 163
  • Appendix I 195
  • Appendix II 197
  • Appendix III 199
  • Appendix IV 207
  • Bibliography 213
  • Index 229
  • About the Author 233
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