malapportioned love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by an inappropriate or unfair proportional distribution of representatives to a legislative body.

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  • adjective politics Of an electoral district, characterized by a disproportionate distribution of representatives to a legislative body.

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Examples

  • Since rural voters in industrialized countries rely more heavily on fossil fuels than urban voters, our prediction is that malapportioned political systems will have lower gasoline taxes, and less commitment to climate change amelioration, than systems with equitable representation of constituents.

    Matthew Yglesias » Malapportionment Is Destroying the Planet

  • Even a Congress w/supermajority requirements & a malapportioned upper chamber could better handle the present heavy agenda if it had better staff capability.

    Matthew Yglesias » Quote of the Day

  • In 1970, it was 17 percent, roughly where it is today.20 In cross-national perspective, the U.S. Senate is one of the most malapportioned upper chambers in the world, ranking just behind Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic.21 Needless to say, it is surely the most powerful upper chamber in the world that is so skewed.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • The “Regulators” at first petitioned for help from the legislature, which was badly malapportioned in favor of the Tidewater, and tried other peaceful means of redressing their grievances, including actions in court, without success.

    Ratification

  • The “Regulators” at first petitioned for help from the legislature, which was badly malapportioned in favor of the Tidewater, and tried other peaceful means of redressing their grievances, including actions in court, without success.

    Ratification

  • In 1970, it was 17 percent, roughly where it is today.20 In cross-national perspective, the U.S. Senate is one of the most malapportioned upper chambers in the world, ranking just behind Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic.21 Needless to say, it is surely the most powerful upper chamber in the world that is so skewed.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • The “Regulators” at first petitioned for help from the legislature, which was badly malapportioned in favor of the Tidewater, and tried other peaceful means of redressing their grievances, including actions in court, without success.

    Ratification

  • In 1970, it was 17 percent, roughly where it is today.20 In cross-national perspective, the U.S. Senate is one of the most malapportioned upper chambers in the world, ranking just behind Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic.21 Needless to say, it is surely the most powerful upper chamber in the world that is so skewed.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • In 1970, it was 17 percent, roughly where it is today.20 In cross-national perspective, the U.S. Senate is one of the most malapportioned upper chambers in the world, ranking just behind Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic.21 Needless to say, it is surely the most powerful upper chamber in the world that is so skewed.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • This role, btw, need not be done by a body so malapportioned.

    Balkinization

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