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Representation : Elections and Beyond.

Author/Creator:
Nagel, Jack H.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
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Book
1 online resource (348 pages)
Series:
Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Ser.
Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Ser.
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Subjects:
Political participation -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Elections -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions, providing an invaluable roadmap to better democratic representation in the twenty-first century.
Contents:
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Contents
Introduction. The Multiplying Challenges of Modern Representation
I. REPRESENTATION THROUGH ELECTIONS
Chapter 1. Evaluating U.S. Electoral Institutions in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 2. Are American Elections Sufficiently Democratic?
Chapter 3. Barriers to Voting in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 4. Uneven Democracy: Turnout, Minority Interests, and Local Government Spending
Chapter 5. Fairness and Bias in Electoral Systems
Chapter 6. Political Party Organizations, Civic Representation, and Participation
II. REPRESENTATION BEYOND ELECTIONS
Chapter 7. The Paradox of Voting-for Republicans: Economic Inequality, Political Organization, and the American Voter
Chapter 8. A Democratic Balance: Bureaucracy, Political Parties, and Political Representation
Chapter 9. The Closing of the Frontier: Political Blogs, the 2008 Election, and the Online Public Sphere
Chapter 10. The Technological Basis of Organizational Membership: Representation of Interests in the New Media Age
Chapter 11. The Principle of Affected Interests: An Interpretation and Defense
Chapter 12. Citizen Representatives
Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Smith, Rogers M.
Other format:
Print version: Nagel, Jack H. Representation
ISBN:
9780812208177
9780812245141
OCLC:
861665563