1st Edition

Representation Theory and Practice in Britain

By David Judge Copyright 1999

    This book provides an excellent insight into the theory and practice of political representation, a concept that is central to the understanding of modern British politics. The book explores the key elements of representation and the inextricable connections between theory and the unique British representative tradition. Using extensive contemporary examples and key theorists, this book will be essential reading for students of British politics.

    1 Representation, representative democracy and representative Government 2 Microcosmic representation 3 Trustee theory and practice 4 Party representation 5 Representation of interests in Westminster 6 Representation and ‘post-parliamentary’ governance 7 Territory and levels of representation 8 Representation in the twenty-first century


    David Judge is Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde.