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Political Representation (Paperback)
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Political Representation (Paperback)

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Paperback 380 Pages / Published: 14/01/2010
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Political representation lies at the core of modern politics. Democracies, with their vast numbers of citizens, could not operate without representative institutions. Yet relations between the democratic ideal and the everyday practice of political representation have never been well defined and remain the subject of vigorous debate among historians, political theorists, lawyers, and citizens. In this volume, an eminent group of scholars move forward the debates about political representation on a number of fronts. Drawing on insights from political science, history, political theory, economics, and anthropology, the authors provide much-needed clarity to some of the most vexing questions about political representation. They also reveal new and enlightening perspectives on this fundamental political practice. Topics discussed include representation before democracy, political parties, minorities, electoral competition, and ideology. This volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the ideal and the reality of political representation.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521128650
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm


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'Crossing boundaries of history, political thought, analytical reason, and empirical inquiry, a superb group of scholars powerfully illuminates the place of individual and group representation within modern democracies. Anyone interested in such fundamental subjects as elections and legislatures, mass opinion and elite leadership, or public deliberation and private interest, should attend this rich harvest.' Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University
'An excellent collection on the cutting edge of one of the most important topics in democratic theory.' Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University

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