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Representation

Montanaro, L (2014) 'Representation.' In: Gibbons, M and Coole, D and Ellis, E and Ferguson, K, (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Political Thought. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 3209 - 3222. ISBN 9781118474396

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Abstract

The action of speaking, acting, or standing for a person, group, or thing. Also, the description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way. In politics, representation arises when an actor speaks, acts, or stands for a group, so providing political presence for that group, to an audience. Democratic representation is a specific phenomenon of the general form, which arises when this activity occurs with the authorization of the represented, who can also demand accountability.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountability; democracy; representation
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2015 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13865

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