The Representative Claim by Michael Saward

By Michael Saward

Nice reevaluation of the elemental idea of "political representation". in reality, very shrewdly, Saward takes the semiotical notion of "representation" and develops insights for its political counterpart. The e-book deals solid operationalizations for various varieties of representations and permits great methodological advancements with discourse research instruments (something Saward does not appear to had in brain - his goals have been relatively approximately political theory). i assume the publication is a basic one for political thought, however. (Brief evaluate of the uploader)

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And those repertoires will differ according to which electoral system is in place foi the legisli t r In proportional representation systems, for example ci t d meni be ‘s of legislatures can plausibly make claims to repress it a t 1 thc le tor v thin the constituen ‘y and national governments I at i ergc front p opo tional cle lions can make plausible clam s to p sc the sajo my c c ector w t s respect to the spread of opinion o i ((ntmc of coalitiol goveri nients which appear to iv signift I t smaller parties ti at hold a “balance of power’ in he oali n tht lispute this point, hut the fact remains that a workable coal tio in a proportional system will be able plausibly to claim a direct link ver half of ths voters’ preferences).

I ti ku Le idu to increase The british Medical Association’s (BMA) role in the m cI ar exaniple. Srnilarly, elected I ital K iigk i as pilaf i A A br cii C s to xample i t. r i ti sat gate eprest tativ dism issed y Jane Mans idg (see ( hapter I), etceted in tots Aim to represent groups that are not part of their lttti I cs stitu i tes \danshndge 2003) Illil s 10k. I xx ha tepi Va iations and rcs m I Directions of representative claims S has been a tendency in a good deal of representation theoiv to date to taki the status and character of the represented largely for granted, which call re nit in seeing representation as only running from the b tiom up, I iii io is i s h’ rep csent d ti he rpresentat1vc (unidireetionalit angles, I have stressed that representatives also constitute the represented in a number of ways.

Responsiveness has been the key fact of represeuita lion analyzed by political science empirical studies in the p otwar r But what does responsuviness ii can, what are the different ways i mu > be acted out? Elan and Karps, critically assessing empirical studies that take (in their view) responsiveness as a single and relatively unproblematic dimension of political repieser tation in practice, note that responsive c maybe policy, strvice allocation, or symbolic responsiveness (197 241 A representative may deploy some or all of these forms at 011cc, Oi offer one under the guise another I md so on.

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