About Representative government
Peter Taits explanation of representation: consent, legitimacy and accountability
An ecology of Representation provides some background theory for explaining CAPaD’s objective in focusing on representation in participatory democratic theory.
Further reading list
Creating political presence seeks possible methods for strengthening community representation in politics today
Representing nature explores the idea of representing nature as a democratic task that involves protecting human and non-human species using various methods of protection.
The end of representative politics seeks possible methods for strengthening community representation in politics today
In their book the concept of representation in contemporary democratic theory Urbinati and Warren review recent innovations within democratic theory while focusing on the problems of fairness, constituency, deliberative political judgement and nonelectoral forms of representation.
This editorial, A Crisis of Democracy and Representation (Jan Bíba, Milan Znoj), 2017, discusses the current ‘crisis in democracy’ concluding it is more about how citizen attitudes to balancing the need for and distrust of representatives in a representative representative democracy have changed over teh past few decades.