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Tyranny of the minority : the subconstituency politics theory of representation

Author: Benjamin G Bishin
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple Univ. Press, ©2009.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
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Why do special interests defeat the people's will in American politics?
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Bishin, Benjamin G., 1967-
Tyranny of the minority.
Philadelphia, PA : Temple Univ. Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008030995
(OCoLC)234260143
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin G Bishin
ISBN: 9781592136605 1592136605 1592136591 9781592136599
OCLC Number: 369179329
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 204 pages) : illustrations
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.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
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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"The power of some minority groups to continually fend off majority interests through democratic representation has long been under-theorized. Bishin's fascinating and empirically sophisticated Read more...

 
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