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    Good representatives and good representation

    Childs, Sarah and Celis, K. (2018) Good representatives and good representation. PS: Political Science and Politics , ISSN 1049-0965. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This article should be read as an ongoing dialogue between Suzanne Dovi and ourselves about a common concern: the quality of representation in general and, in particular, the good substantive representation for women (SRW). We strongly share Dovi’s concern that democratic institutions and processes can favor those in positions of power and can be used to dominate and oppress. We also are persuaded that for democracy to function well, a specific type of representative is required (Dovi 2007). The key difference between us is that Dovi’s focus (2002, 2007) is on the individual representative’s characteristics and qualities, whereas we turn our focus to the level of representative processes.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centres and Institutes: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Childs
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 17:23
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 20:18
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/20795

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