Political Representation: Roles, representatives and the represented

Bühlmann, Marc; Fivaz, Jan (eds.) (2016). Political Representation: Roles, representatives and the represented. Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites. Routledge

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In an ideal democracy, representatives would entirely reflect citizens’ views, preferences and wishes in their legislative work. However, real-life democracies do not meet this ideal and citizens’ policy preferences and priorities are mirrored only inadequately. This book provides new insights on political representation. It is guided by three questions: what roles should representatives play? Who is actually or should be represented? How are the representatives (or how should they be) connected with the represented? Containing contributions from the perspectives of political theory and philosophy, as well as quantitative empirical studies, the volume demonstrates the need to adapt these established questions to new political realities. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of political representation and parties, political theory, democratic theory, political philosophy and comparative politics.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Bühlmann, Marc and Fivaz, Jan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISBN:

978-1-138-95627-8

Series:

Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marc Bühlmann

Date Deposited:

07 Apr 2017 15:06

Last Modified:

07 Apr 2017 15:06

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98675

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