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The Resource The concept of constituency : political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design, Andrew Rehfeld, (electronic resource)

The concept of constituency : political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design, Andrew Rehfeld, (electronic resource)

Label
The concept of constituency : political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design
Title
The concept of constituency
Title remainder
political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Rehfeld
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In virtually every democratic nation in the world, political representation is defined by where citizens live. In the United States, for example, Congressional Districts are drawn every 10 years as lines on a map. Why do democratic governments define political representation this way? Are territorial electoral constituencies commensurate with basic principles of democratic legitimacy? And why might our commitments to these principles lead us to endorse a radical alternative: randomly assigning citizens to permanent, single-member electoral constituencies that each looks like the nation they collectively represent? Using the case of the founding period of the United States as an illustration, and drawing from classic sources in Western political theory, this book describes the conceptual, historical, and normative features of the electoral constituency. As an institution conceptually separate from the casting of votes, the electoral constituency is little studied. Its historical origins are often incorrectly described. And as a normative matter, the constituency is almost completely ignored. Raising these conceptual, historical and normative issues, the argument culminates with a novel thought experiment of imagining how politics might change under randomized, permanent, national electoral constituencies. By focusing on how citizens are formally defined for the purpose of political representation, The Concept of Constituency thus offers a novel approach to the central problems of political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design.--
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1965-
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Rehfeld, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Representative government and representation
  • Constituent power
  • Representative government and representation
  • Constituent power
Label
The concept of constituency : political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design, Andrew Rehfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511509674
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The concept of constituency -- Justifications and the use of history -- The English and colonial origins of territorial constituencies in the United States -- Origins, Part 1 : what territorial representation was not meant to do -- Origins, Part 2 : territorial representation as an enabler of democratic values -- Territory reconsidered -- Legitimate representation and institutional design : for permanent, involuntary, heterogeneous constituencies -- Random constituencies -- Epilogue : the random constituency fifty years from now
Control code
CR9780511509674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521849845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62323190
Label
The concept of constituency : political representation, democratic legitimacy, and institutional design, Andrew Rehfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511509674
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The concept of constituency -- Justifications and the use of history -- The English and colonial origins of territorial constituencies in the United States -- Origins, Part 1 : what territorial representation was not meant to do -- Origins, Part 2 : territorial representation as an enabler of democratic values -- Territory reconsidered -- Legitimate representation and institutional design : for permanent, involuntary, heterogeneous constituencies -- Random constituencies -- Epilogue : the random constituency fifty years from now
Control code
CR9780511509674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521849845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62323190

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