Representation and Democratic TheoryeBook - 2004
With public confidence in representative institutions dropping todistressing levels, it is time for political theorists to reconnectissues of representation to considerations of justice, rights,citizenship, pluralism, and community. Representation andDemocratic Theory investigates theoretical and practical aspectsof innovative political representation in the early twenty-firstcentury. It reveals the complexity of contemporary politicalrepresentation and the importance of re-invigorating public lifeoutside legislatures, political parties, and competitive elections.
A crucial supplement to empirical studies of conventional politicalrepresentation this book offers a timely and thought-provokingcontribution to contemporary democratic theory. It will be a necessaryand welcome addition to the libraries of many political and socialscientists.