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Introduction: Abortion, Women's Movements, and Democratic Politics

Dorothy McBride Stetson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introduction describes in full the comparative politics research design developed by the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State and used to study the role of women's policy agencies as ... More


Between Savagery and Civilization: The Whiskey Rebellion and a Democratic Middle Way

Dana D. Nelson

in Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268382
eISBN:
9780823272525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268382.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 2 analyses how the consensus narrative reframes localist vernacular democracy in the late eighteenth century through such terms as chaos, lawlessness, and anarchy. Taking up a specific ... More


The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes: An Overview

Scott Mainwaring, Ana María Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the crisis of democratic representation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It explains the concept of the ... More


: Representation and Democracy

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter sets out the normative guidelines of a democratic theory of representative government, which the ensuing chapters are meant to elucidate. It argues that democratic representation ... More


State Deficiencies, Party Competition, and Confidence in Democratic Representation in the Andes

Scott Mainwaring

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses the causes of low confidence in political parties and assemblies in the Andes. It argues that state deficiencies and the politicization of these shortcomings by competing ... More


Democratic expectations: the representation account

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter scrutinizes the dominant lens through which the democratic expectations of groups are viewed. It argues that group scholars have implicitly, but sometimes explicitly, viewed groups as ... More


Between representation and solidarity: (re)calibrating democratic expectations

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter proposes a supplementary metric to that of representation. It argues that whether a group should enfranchise those that affiliate to it depends on whether they also happen to be the ... More


The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Scott Mainwaring, Ana Maria Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. In this region, disaffection with ... More


The Bundestag: Institutional Incrementalism and Behavioural Reticence

Thomas Saalfeld

in Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the evidence of a mismatch between the perceived importance of democratic, representative EU politics at the German élite level and institutional design as well as political ... More


Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Paul M. Sniderman and Benjamin Highton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Citizens are political simpletons—that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even ... More


The Democratic Enactment of Representation

Joseph Lacey

in Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796886
eISBN:
9780191838576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796886.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

This chapter aims to understand the role of political representation in a theory of democratic legitimacy. Drawing on contemporary theories of political representation, the chapter attempts to ... More


Elements of Democratic Representation

Mark B. Brown

in Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013246
eISBN:
9780262258647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013246.003.0072
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the importance of liberal rationalism, which illustrates the historical developments in science and politics. The current study suggests a framework for examining the purposes ... More


Democratic promises and practices: some empirical evidence

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter establishes how the solidarity versus representation distinction can be applied to empirical cases. Moreover, it illustrates that while the conceptual categories have some currency in ... More


Decentralized Politics and Political Outcomes in the Andes

Kathleen O'neill

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates the relationship between decentralizing reforms, political parties and political representation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It analyzes changes in the ... More


: A Republic of Citizens:: Condorcet's Indirect Democracy

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the first comprehensive proposal of democratic representation as a norm of good government. The goal of Condorcet's constitutional plan was to regulate the creation of authority ... More


From Crisis to Collapse of the Party Systems and Dilemmas of Democratic Representation: Peru and Venezuela

Martín Tanaka

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the party systems collapse on the crisis of democratic representation in Peru and Venezuela. It explains that Alberto Fujimori and Hugo Chávez dismantled the ... More


Urban Citizen Movements and Disempowerment in Peru and Venezuela

Daniel H. Levine and Catalina Romero

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of urban citizen movements and people disempowerment on the crisis of democratic representation in Peru and Venezuela. It discusses the demand and perceptions of ... More


Institutionalizing Democratic Representation

Mark B. Brown

in Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013246
eISBN:
9780262258647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013246.003.0081
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter emphasizes the institutional design of democracy, which has failed at times even though generally there has been political achievement. The chapter takes into account the elements of ... More


Ecuador: The Provincialization of Representation

Simón Pachano

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the provincialization of representation in the crisis of democratic representation in Ecuador. It analyzes the main characteristics of the electoral system and ... More


Connecting People and Decision Makers

Douglas A. Chalmers

in Reforming Democracies: Six Facts About Politics That Demand a New Agenda

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162951
eISBN:
9780231531054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162951.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on one aspect of democratic representation—the links that connect “people” to decision making—and some of the challenges for reform. It considers questions such as whether social ... More


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