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Political Representation

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PRIMARY SOURCES

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SECONDARY SOURCES

Cox, Gary W. Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral Systems. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1997. A useful introduction to both the scientific study and legislative practice of electoral engineering.

Kateb, George. "The Moral Distinctiveness of Representative Democracy." Ethics 91 (1981): 357–374. A defense against authoritarianism on the one hand and direct democracy on the other.

Manin, Bernard. The Principles of Representative Government. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1997. A historical sketch, with particular attention to how representatives are distinguished from their constituents.

Mansbridge, Jane. "Rethinking Representation," American Political Science Review 97, no. 4 (2003): 515–538. Reviews forms of "virtual representation" in modern practice.

Monahan, Arthur P. Consent, Coercion, and Limit: The Medieval Origins of Parliamentary Democracy. Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1987. A thorough synthesis of the historical scholarship.

Pitkin, Hanna F. The Concept of Representation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967. A historically illuminating conceptual and linguistic analysis; the classic theoretical work.

Additional topics

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