The Resource Representing the people : a survey among members of statewide and sub-state parliaments, edited by Kris Deschouwer and Sam Depauw

Representing the people : a survey among members of statewide and sub-state parliaments, edited by Kris Deschouwer and Sam Depauw

Label
Representing the people : a survey among members of statewide and sub-state parliaments
Title
Representing the people
Title remainder
a survey among members of statewide and sub-state parliaments
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kris Deschouwer and Sam Depauw
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Modern democracy is organized as a representative democracy in which those representing the people are elected to their office. Political parties play a crucial role in this. They select the candidates, form or oppose governments, and organize the work of the representatives in parliament. This model of democracy is however being criticized. Parties are hardly trusted and voters have become very volatile. One wonders then how elected representatives of the people see and fulfil their role. In order to study this, a survey was organized among the members of statewide and substate parliament in fifteen countries. Members of 73 parliamentary assemblies were asked how they perceive their representative role, what they do to keep in touch with voters and how they behave and vote in parliament and how they will try to be re-elected. One of the ways in which candidates and elected members of parliament might react to the changing conditions in which they have to represent the people is by stressing more personal characteristics as opposed to the party label and party ideology. Representation might become more a matter of personal choice. The results of the survey presented in this book do however confirm quite strongly that representation is very much shaped by the political institutions in which it is performed. Representation therefore differs between countries, between different electoral systems, between statewide and regional parliaments, and depends also strongly on the party to which a member of parliament belongs. Representation does not depend as much on who the representatives are, as on where they are."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
OH1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF501
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Comparative politics
Label
Representing the people : a survey among members of statewide and sub-state parliaments, edited by Kris Deschouwer and Sam Depauw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Representing the people in parliaments / Kris Deschouwer, Sam Depauw, and Audrey Andre -- Representational roles / Agnieszka Dudzinska, Corentin Poyet, Olivier Costa, and Bernhard Wessels -- The representation of old and new groups / Daniele Caramani, Karen Celis, and Bram Wauters -- From agency to institutions and back: comparing legislators' acting on behalf of women in parliamentary democracies / Silvia Erzeel, Didier Caluwaerts, and Karen Celis -- Electoral rules and legislators' personal vote-seeking / Audrey Andre, Andre Freire, and Zsofia Papp -- Agreement, loyalty, and discipline: a sequential approach to party unity / Cynthia M.C. van Vonno, Reut Itzkovitch Malka, Sam Depauw, Reuven Y. Hazan, and Rudy B. Andeweg -- MPs' inter-party contacts and the operation of party democracy / Marcelo Jenny, Wolfgang C. Muller, Jonathan Bradbury, Nikolaus Eder, and Gabriella llonszki -- Legislators' constituency orientation / Audrey Andre, Michael Gallagher, and Giulia Sandri -- Do the media set the agenda of parliament or is it the other way around? Agenda interactions between MPs and mass media / Tor Midtbo, Stefaan Walgrave, Peter Van Aelst, and Dag Arne Christensen -- Career patterns in multilevel systems / Jean-Benoit Pilet, Filippo Tronconi, Pablo Onate, and Luca Verzichelli -- The institutional constraints of representation / Kris Deschouwer and Sam Depauw -- Partirep MP survey questionnaire
Control code
ocn903544898
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199684533
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37537374
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903544898
  • oso0199684537

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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