Tyranny of the Minority: The Subconstituency Politics Theory of Representation (Hardback)
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Tyranny of the Minority: The Subconstituency Politics Theory of Representation (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 27/03/2009
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Why do special interests defeat the majority's preference in elections and legislation?

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781592136582
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 534 mm


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"In Tyranny of the Minority, Bishin makes a valuable contribution to the literature by asking why minorities sometimes get their way over majority wishes. He makes a compelling case, presenting the conflicting implications of majoritarian representation models. This is a very well-written, clear and interesting book, and Bishin's work invites vigorous future debate. If you are interested in democratic theory, the logic of representation, and congress in general, you will want to read this book."-Robin Kolodny, Temple University
"Tyranny of the Minority addresses fundamental questions about democracy with a careful and methodologically sophisticated approach. I found the argument of this book to be creative and persuasive. It should have a lasting impact on the literature on representation." -Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan
"The power of some minority groups to continually fend off majority interests through democratic representation has long been under-theorized. Bishin's fascinating and empirically sophisticated account of subconstituency politics is a welcome remedy, and it is absolutely vital for any understanding of American democracy." -Paul Frymer, Princeton University

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