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Tyranny of the minority : the subconstituency politics theory of representation

Author: Benjamin G Bishin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
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"Why do politicians frequently heed the preferences of small groups of citizens over those of the majority? Breaking new theoretical ground, Benjamin Bishin explains how the desires of small groups, which he calls "subconstituencies," often trump the preferences of much larger groups." "Tyranny of the Minority provides a "unified theory of representation," based in social psychology and identity theory, to explain  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Bishin
ISBN: 9781592136582 1592136583 9781592136599 1592136591
OCLC Number: 234260143
Description: ix, 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Quitemos a castro ahora!" (introduction) --
The subconstituency politics theory of representation --
Overcoming ignorance and apathy : testing individual level implications of representation theories --
Subconstituencies in campaigns --
Subconstituencies in congress --
Heterogeneity and representation reconsidered --
The myth of issue visibility --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Benjamin G. Bishin.
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Explains how the desires of small groups, which the author calls 'subconstituencies', often trump the preferences of much larger groups. This book provides a 'unified theory of representation'.  Read more...

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