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" One of the most indispensable requisites in the practical conduct of politics, especially in the management of free institutions, is conciliation; a readiness to compromise; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so... "
Political Science: Or, The State Theoretically and Practically Considered - Page 307
by Theodore Dwight Woolsey - 1877
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Speeches on Various Occasions Connected with the Public Affairs of New South ...

Sir Henry Parkes - Australia - 1876 - 464 pages
...conciliation ; a readiness to compromise ; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible...take — as it has been called — between two Houses ie a perpetual school, useful as such even now, and its utility would probably be even more felt in...
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The State and the Citizen

William Waldegrave Palmer Earl of Selborne - Legislative bodies - 1913 - 208 pages
...conciliation, a readiness to compromise, a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible...of opposite views, and of this salutary habit the mental give and take between two Houses is a perpetual school, useful as such even now, and its usefulness...
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Political science - 1919 - 141 pages
...readiness to compromise ; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures BO as to be as little offensive as possible to persons of opposite views; and of this 'alutary habit, the mutual give and take (as it has been called) between two Houses is a perpetual...
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A Comparative Study of Referendums: Government by the People

Mads Qvortrup, Matt Qvortrup - Political Science - 2002 - 183 pages
...conciliation: a readiness to compromise; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible to persons of opposite views'.9 This definition of democracy has usually led theoreticians and practitioners to the conclusion...
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A Comparative Study of Referendums: Government by the People, Second Edition

Mads Qvortrup, Matt Qvortrup - Political Science - 2005 - 198 pages
...conciliation: a readiness to compromise; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible to persons of opposite views' (1991, 385). This understanding of democracy has usually led theoreticians and practitioners to the...
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Robert E. Goodin - Political Science - 2006 - 816 pages
..."conciliation: a readiness to compromise; a willingness to concede something to opponents, and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible to persons of opposite views" (Mill 1984, 353). The context for Mill's analysis of conciliatory conduct is bicameralism which, in...
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J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment

Nadia Urbinati, Alex Zakaras - Philosophy - 2007
...... is the readiness to compromise, a willingness to concede something to opponents and to shape good measures so as to be as little offensive as possible to persons of the opposite view" (CRG, CW XIX: 514). The "mutual give and take" is so important that democratic institutions...
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