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The virtuous circle of representation

Författare och institution:
Ann-Kristin Kölln (Statsvetenskapliga institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Electoral Studies, 42 s. 126-134
ISSN:
0261-3794
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Theoretical and empirical research shows that political representation is a dynamic process repeatedly connecting citizens and political elites. However, less is known about how citizens alone experience the process of political representation and connect electoral participation with representation. This article combines different literature pertaining to the representative process in a dynamic framework. It explores causality between electoral participation and perceived responsiveness in citizens' minds using unique panel data. By arguing for two-way causality and the existence of a virtuous circle, the paper refines the concepts’ relationship beyond traditional conceptions that currently dominate the literature on electoral behaviour and participatory democracy. The results indicate that the representative process may be a self-sustaining experience for citizens over time.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Statsvetenskap ->
Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Nyckelord:
Political representation, voter turnout, virtuous circle, causal direction, panel data
Postens nummer:
232763
Posten skapad:
2016-03-04 10:12
Posten ändrad:
2016-06-22 17:13

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