Creating Political Presence : The New Politics of Democratic Representation / Johannes Pollak, Dario Castiglione.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2018]
1 online resource (368 pages) : 3 line drawings, 1 table
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Political parties.
Representative government and representation.
Local subjects:
constructivist turn. (search)
crisis of representation. (search)
democratic representation. (search)
democratic theory. (search)
empowerment. (search)
inclusion. (search)
populism. (search)
representation. (search)
representative system. (search)
representative turn. (search)
In English.
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For at least two centuries, democratic representation has been at the center of debate. Should elected representatives express the views of the majority, or do they have the discretion to interpret their constituents' interests? How can representatives balance the desires of their parties and their electors? What should be done to strengthen the representation of groups that have been excluded from the political system? Representative democracy itself remains frequently contested, regarded as incapable of reflecting the will of the masses, or inadequate for today's global governance. Recently, however, this view of democratic representation has been under attack for its failure to capture the performative and constructive elements of the process of representation, and a new literature more attentive to these aspects of the relationship between representatives and the represented has arisen. In Creating Political Presence, a diverse and international group of scholars explores the implications of such a turn. Two broad, overlapping perspectives emerge. In the first section, the contributions investigate how political representation relates to empowerment, either facilitating or interfering with the capacity of citizens to develop autonomous judgment in collective decision making. Contributions in the second section look at representation from the perspective of inclusion, focusing on how representative relationships and claims articulate the demands of those who are excluded or have no voice. The final section examines political representation from a more systemic perspective, exploring its broader environmental conditions and the way it acquires democratic legitimacy.
Introduction / Castiglione, Dario / Pollak, Johannes
Chapter One. The Logics of Democratic Presence in Representation / Castiglione, Dario / Pollak, Johannes
Part I. Representation as Democratic Empowerment
Chapter 2. How Representation Enables Democratic Citizenship / Warren, Mark E.
Chapter 3. Judgment Alone: Cloven Citizenship in the Era of the Internet / Urbinati, Nadia
Chapter 4. Political Parties and Conflict Handling / Fossum, John Erik
Chapter 5. Populist Twist: The Relationship between the Leader and the People in Populism / Diehl, Paula
Part II. Representation as Democratic Inclusion
Chapter 6. Varieties of Inclusive Representation / Hayat, Samuel
Chapter 7. Radical Democracy: The Silent Partner in Political Representation's Constructivist Turn / Disch, Lisa
Chapter 8. Who Counts as a Democratic Representative? On Claims of Self- Appointed Representation / Montanaro, Laura
Chapter 9. Future Generations and the Limits of Representation / Whiteside, Kerry H.
Part III. Changing Contexts
Chapter 10. Synecdochical and Metaphorical Political Representation: Then and Now / Ankersmit, Frank
Chapter 11. Externalities and Representation beyond the State: Lessons from the European Union / Lord, Christopher
Chapter 12. Liminal Representation / Saward, Michael
Chapter 13. Recursive Representation / Mansbridge, Jane
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Castiglione, Dario, editor.
Pollak, Johannes, editor.
De Gruyter.
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10.7208/9780226588674 doi
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