The Governance of Hawaii: A Study of Territorial Administration

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Territory of Hawaii. There has been much pessimism as to the ultimate fate of the parties unless the present primary law is changed. That law, we may remember, is so loose as to allow any voter to participate in the primary of either or both parties, providing only he does not vote twice for the same office. Of course, the minority party will often try to help the majority party choose its weakest candidate. Whether this is actually done on any large scale is a matter of conjecture. The apology is made for the primary law that all the sugar planters are Republicans, and if their employees had to register publicly their party affiliation and if they declared themselves Democrats, the planters would discriminate against them in business.

But the law could be amended to prevent voters from helping to nominate a man from one party for one office and another man from another party for another office, by merely requiring him to vote in the primary of only one party; and that would not demand that he declare his party affiliation in public.

But party life in Hawaii shows few signs of imminent decease. Probably as long as sugar is the dominant product of the Islands, the Republican party will be the dominant party. Whether the young citizens of Oriental ancestry, as they come of age, will join the Democrats in revolt against the sugar people, as they are sure to be urged to do, is yet to be seen.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Samuel G. Blythe had an interesting and fairly accurate description of Hawaiian politics in the Saturday Evening Post for December 12, 1925, entitled "Hoo Malimali". Territorial central committees of the two parties both publish books of rules. The Hawaiian corrupt practices act is Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1925, §§ 64-65.

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  • Stanford Books in World Politics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Table of Contents xv
  • 1- Chapter I the Islands of Hawaii 1
  • Bibliography 14
  • Chapter II- An Independent Nation 16
  • Bibliography 28
  • Chapter III- Hawaii and the Union 29
  • Bibliography 51
  • Chapter IV- The Plan of Government 53
  • Bibliography 63
  • Chapter V- Races and the Government 64
  • Bibliography 81
  • Chapter VI- Parties and Elections 82
  • Bibliography 94
  • Chapter VII- The Legislature 95
  • Bibliography 106
  • Chapter VIII- The Executive Branch 107
  • Bibliography 121
  • Chapter IX- Health and Welfare 122
  • Bibliography 131
  • Chapter X- Education 132
  • Bibliography 146
  • Chapter XI- Public Lands and Public Works 147
  • Bibliography 154
  • Chapter XII- Conservation, Agriculture, and Business 155
  • Bibliography 163
  • Chapter XIII- Finance 165
  • Bibliography 176
  • Chapter XIV- Law and Legal Administration 177
  • Bibliography 186
  • Chapter XV- Honolulu General Government 187
  • Bibliography 193
  • Bibliography 202
  • Chapter XVII- County Government 203
  • Bibliography 210
  • Chapter XVIII- Federal Government in Hawaii 211
  • Bibliography 217
  • Chapter XIX- An Appraisal 218
  • Bibliography 227
  • Appendix A- Hawaiian Pronunciation 229
  • Appendix B 231
  • Appendix C 232
  • Appendix D 235
  • Chapter Iii. the Executive 250
  • Index 273
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