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Political Representation

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Description

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.

Author Biography

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Susan C. Stokes is John S. Saden Professor of Political Science and Director of the Yale Program on Democracy at Yale University. Elisabeth Jean Wood is Professor of Political Science at Yale University and Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Alexander S. Kirshner is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University.
Release date Australia
January 14th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Alexander S. Kirshner Edited by Elisabeth Jean Wood Edited by Ian Shapiro Edited by Susan C. Stokes
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
12 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
380
Dimensions
152x228x15
ISBN-13
9780521128650
Product ID
3465422

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