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The good representative

Author: Suzanne Lynn Dovi
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley- Blackwell, 2012.
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In The Good Representative, Suzanne Dovi argues that democratic citizens should evaluate their representatives using democratic criteria. In doing so, she provides an account of what it means to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Lynn Dovi
ISBN: 9781118360613 1118360613 9781405155786 1405155787
OCLC Number: 1105405262
Notes: Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 Who is a Good Representative? An Ethics of Democratic Representation The Proper Scope of an Ethics of Democratic Representation Three Assumptions The Theoretical Contribution of The Good Representative Deliberative Democracy Descriptive Representation for Historically Disadvantaged Groups Chapter 2 Who is a Good Representative? Moving Beyond Descriptive Representation Democratic Representation and Descriptive Representation Two Problems within the Literature on Descriptive Representation Justifying the Silence about Criteria The Need for Criteria The Need for Democratic Standards Chapter 3 Democratic Advocacy and Good Democratic Representation The Scope of Democratic Representation Sources of Authority for Democratic Representatives Holding Democratic Representatives Accountable Existing Standards for Identifying Bad Representatives Interests of the Constituents Autonomy Professional Norms Why Democratic Standards? The Importance of Standards The Importance of Function Identifying the Function of Democratic Representatives Political Advocacy Democratic Advocacy The Three Virtues Democracy and Democratic Citizens' Preferences Chapter 4 The First Virtue: The Virtue of Fair-mindedness Political Efficacy Democratic Efficacy Why Civic Equality? The Meaning of Civic Equality Using the First Virtue to Evaluate Representatives Two Problems with the First Virtue Chapter 5 Going beyond Methods: The Virtue of Political Development Democratic Representation and Participation Problems with Evaluating Representatives by Citizen Participation The Virtue of Political Development Promoting Critical Trust Problems with the Second Virtue Chapter 6 Developing The Right Relationships The Mutual Relationships Distinctive of Democratic Representation Linking Citizens' Fate The Virtue of Good Gatekeeping Political Opponents The Dispossessed Marginalized The Case for Marginalization Problems with the Third Virtue Conclusion Chapter 7 Preferable Democratic Representatives: Real World Political Virtues Preferability and the Virtues Preferability and System Dependency Are Good Descriptive Representatives Good Democratic Representatives? Choosing Among the Virtues Bad Democratic Representatives Bibliography.
Description: xiv, 258 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface viii Acknowledgments xi 1 Who is a Good Representative? 1 An Ethics of Democratic Representation 6 The Proper Scope of an Ethics of Democratic Representation 9 Three Assumptions 14 The Theoretical Contribution of The Good Representative 17 Deliberative democracy 18 Descriptive representation for historically disadvantaged groups 21 The Structure of The Good Representative 23 2 Moving beyond Descriptive Representation 27 Democratic Representation and Descriptive Representation 29 Two Problems with Descriptive Representation 34 Justifying the Silence about Criteria 36 The Need for Criteria 39 The Need for Democratic Standards 44 3 Democratic Advocacy and Good Democratic Representation 52 The Scope of Democratic Representation 53 Sources of Authority for Democratic Representatives 62 Holding Democratic Representatives Accountable 65 Existing Standards for Identifying Bad Representatives 68 The interests of the constituents 69 Autonomy 71 Professional norms 72 Why Democratic Standards? 75 The importance of standards 78 The Importance of Function 81 Identifying the function of democratic representatives 84 Political advocacy 85 Democratic advocacy 88 The Three Virtues 90 Democracy and Democratic Citizens Preferences 92 4 The Virtue of Fair-Mindedness 100 Political Efficacy 101 Democratic Efficacy 104 Why Civic Equality? 105 The Meaning of Civic Equality 108 Using the First Virtue to Evaluate Representatives 114 Two Problems with the First Virtue 120 5 The Virtue of Critical Trust Building 124 Democratic Representation and Participation 127 Problems with Evaluating Representatives by Citizen Participation 130 The Virtue of Critical Trust Building 134 Promoting Critical Trust 139 Problems with the Second Virtue 141 6 The Virtue of Good Gatekeeping 145 Developing the Right Relationships 148 The Scope of Mutual Relations 155 The Virtue of Good Gatekeeping 161 Political opponents 162 The dispossessed 164 The marginalized 167 A Perspective of Exclusion 170 Problems with the Third Virtue 174 Conclusion 177 7 Preferable Democratic Representatives: Real-World Political Virtues 179 Preferability and the Virtues 182 Preferability and System-Dependency 183 Are Good Descriptive Representatives Good Democratic Representatives? 185 Choosing among the Virtues 190 Bad Democratic Representatives 196 Notes 201 References 228 Index 241
Responsibility: Suzanne Dovi.

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