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Democratic representation

Robert G. Dixon

Democratic representation

reapportionment in law and politics.

by Robert G. Dixon

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


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Pagination654p.
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What the Selection Committee said about Winning Work: “This book examines the role of parties in the process of democratic representation by analyzing each of the linkages between citizens and policy outcomes: the campaign linkage, the participatory linkage, the ideological linkage, the representative linkage and finally the policy linkage. The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. In this region, disaffection with democracy, political parties, and legislatures has spread to an alarming degree. Many presidents have been forced from office, and many traditional parties have fallen by the wayside.

Buy This Book in Print. summary. In any democracy, the central problem of governance is how to inform, organize, and represent the opinions of the public in order to advance three goals: popular control over leaders, equality among citizens, and competent governance. Yet democratic representation encompasses a great deal more than voter. This book provides a 'unified theory of representation'. Read more Reviews. Editorial reviews. Publisher Synopsis "The power of some minority groups to continually fend off majority interests through democratic representation has long been under-theorized. "The power of some minority groups to continually fend off majority interests.

This book presents a three-staged argument to explain how the European Parliament acquired this power ‘trias’. First, it is argued that the construction of a supranational polity induces political elites in the member states to reflect on the implications posed by transfers of national sovereignty for domestic processes of democratic.   Editorial Reviews "Urbinati provides an excellent and carefully researched overview of the historical origins of modern democratic thought. This is recommended reading for anyone interested in the origins and functions of democratic representation and makes the book worthwhile reading even apart from Urbinati's own contribution to contemporary democratic Pages:


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Although his book is titled Democratic Representation, nowhere—in pages of text and 45 pages of appendices—is this term defined. We may infer that “democratic” representation is in contrast to un democratic representation, like the symbolic representation. Yet many believe that differences among women--women disagreeing about what is in their interest--fatally undermine both the principle and the practice of women's group representation.

In this book, Karen Celis and Sarah Childs redress women's poverty of political representation with a new feminist account of democratic representation. Book Description. This volume is primarily concerned with equality as a basic component Democratic representation book the democratic character of representation.

In other words, of the many types of equality that have attracted the attention of theorists since democracy’s beginnings – arithmetic equality, equality before the law, equality of opportunity– we would like to draw attention to representational. Chapter 1. The Logics of Democratic Presence in Democratic representation book Dario Castiglione and Johannes Pollak Part I.

Representation as Democratic Empowerment Chapter 2. How Representation Enables Democratic Citizenship Mark E. Warren Chapter 3. Judgment Alone: Cloven Citizenship in the Era of the Internet Nadia Urbinati Chapter 4.

Representative democracy, also known as indirect democracy or representative government, is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.

Nearly all modern Western-style democracies are types of representative democracies; for example, the United Kingdom. Redistricting and Representation argues that competition in general elections is not the sine qua non of healthy democracy, and that it in fact contributes to the low levels of approval of Congress and its members.

Brunell makes the case for a radical departure from traditional approaches to redistricting – arguing that we need to "pack Reviews: "Urbinati provides an excellent and carefully researched overview of the historical origins of modern democratic thought. This is recommended reading for anyone interested in the origins and functions of democratic representation and makes the book worthwhile reading even apart from Urbinati’s own contribution to contemporary democratic theory.

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.

Argues that democratic representation, even good democratic representation, is not always desirable. Timely and original, this book rejects the tendency to equate respect for the preferences of citizens with neutrality on the standards used in choosing their representatives. 11 hours ago  The impact on the Green Party of first-past-the-post (a horse-race, not a democratic ballot) is made clear in the Electoral Reform Society’s analysis of the general election Voters Left.

This chapter concludes the book and provides some closing thoughts. The chapter explains how the results in the book indicate that the link between descriptive and substantive representation may not be as close as some presume.

Furthermore, the chapter argues that the goal of those wishing to increase the substantive representation of minority groups ought not to focus. Informal relations have been one of the major research topics of the social sciences since the s.

In order to allow for meaningful comparisons between different combinations of the positive and negative effects of informal relations on democratic representation, this book focuses on post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe as a particular region where formal democratic.

The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

In this region, disaffection with democracy, political parties, and legislatures has spread to an alarming degree. Democratic Representation in Europe: Diversity, Change and convergence explores representation as a core element of democracies in the modern era.

Over the past years parliamentary representation has developed into a main link between polity and society, and parliamentary representatives have come to form the nucleus of political elites.

Democracy definition is - government by the people; especially: rule of the majority. How to use democracy in a sentence. Is the United States a democracy or a republic. Book Description.

This comprehensive volume studies the vices and virtues of regionalisation in comparative perspective, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, and the UK, and discusses conditions that might facilitate or hamper responsiveness in regional democracies.

Assessing democratic representation in multi-level. This book examines modalities for the recognition and political participation of minorities in plurinational states in theory and in practice, with a specific reference to the Republic of Turkey and the resolution of the Kurdish question, as well as Spain and Eastern Europe.

This book examines whether the mechanisms of accountability characteristic of democratic systems are sufficient to induce the representatives to act in the best interest of the represented. The first part of the volume focuses on the role of elections, distinguishing different ways in which they may cause representation.

What is a summary of the book Republic On Trial: The Case For Representative Democracy by Alan Rosenthal, Burdett A. loomis, John R. Hibbing. For those who think democracy would be better without representation, this volume is a must-read: it will question their assumptions, while also exploring some of the reasons for their discomfort.

Reclaiming Representation is essential reading for scholars and graduate researchers committed to staying on top of new developments in the field. is the official website for Members of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. provides news and information about .--Part I The constructivist turn: Anglo-American and Continental intellectual genealogies Rethinking democratic representation: eight theoretical issues and a postscript Machiavelli against the Venice myth: a sixteenth-century dialogue on the nature of political representation Power without representation is blind, representations.Michael Saward (born 1 September ), is an Australian and British professor of politics and international studies at the University of Warwick, He was formerly Reader in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Professor and Head of Department in politics and international studies at the Open University.

He was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow.