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Good Representative.

Author: Suzanne Dovi
Publisher: Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Good Representative, Suzanne Dovi argues that democratic citizens should assess their representatives by their display of three virtues: they must be fair-minded, build critical trust, and be good gatekeepers. This important book provides standards for evaluating the democratic credentials of representatives. Identifies the problems with and obstacles to good democratic representation. Argues that democratic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Dovi
ISBN: 9781405172448 1405172444
OCLC Number: 476033409
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 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; The Structure of The Good Representative; 2 Moving beyond Descriptive Representation; Democratic Representation and Descriptive Representation; Two Problems with Descriptive Representation; Justifying the Silence about Criteria; The Need for Criteria.

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In The Good Representative, Suzanne Dovi argues that democratic citizens should assess their representatives by their display of three virtues: they must be fair-minded, build critical trust, and be good gatekeepers. This important book provides standards for evaluating the democratic credentials of representatives. Identifies the problems with and obstacles to good democratic representation. Argues that democratic representation, even good democratic representation, is not always desirable. Timely and original, this book rejects the tendency to equate respect for the preferences of citizens w.

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"This book provides an excellent 'yardstick' to aid in the application of democratic theory...addresses potential problems...and discusses the realities of selecting 'good enough' representatives." Read more...

 
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