1861. John Stuart Mill is one of the foremost representatives of utilitarian thought as well as one of the most influential of nineteenth century liberals. Influenced by his wife, Harriet Taylor, Mill developed a very humane version of utilitarianism that was sympathetic to women's rights, labor unions, proportional representation, and other liberal themes. Contents: To What Extent Forms of Government are a Matter of Choice; The Criterion of a Good Form of Government; That the Ideally Best Form of Government is Representative Government; Under What Social Conditions Representative Government is Inapplicable; Of the Proper Functions of Representative Bodies; Of the Infirmities and Dangers to Which Representative Government is Liable; Of True and False Democracy; Representation of All and Representation of the Majority Only; Of the Extension of the Suffrage; Should There be Two Stages of Election?; Of the Mode of Voting; Of the Duration of Parliaments; Ought Pledges to be Required from Members of Parliament?; Of a Second Chamber; Of the Executive in a Representative Government; Of Local Representative Bodies; Of Nationality, as Connected with Representative Government; Of Federal Representative Governments; and Of the Government of Dependencies by a Free State. See other works by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.