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Single Idea 21126

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy]

Full Idea

Mandate Representation says they are delegates who should not deviate from instructions; Trustee says they use their discretion and judgement; Descriptive says they share group characteristics.

Gist of Idea

Representative should be either obedient, or sensible, or typical


Andrew Shorten (Contemporary Political Theory [2016], 04)

Book Reference

Shorten,Andrew: 'Contemporary Political Theory' [Palgrave 2016], p.76

A Reaction

[compressed] There is also being a representative because you have an audience (such as celebrity campains). The second type was famously defended by Edmund Burke. The third implies being the same colour, or gender, or religion.