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Foto på Anthoula Malkopoulou.

Anthoula Malkopoulou

Docent | Universitetslektor

Foto på Anthoula Malkopoulou.

The Politics of Voter Presence

Författare

  • Anthoula Malkopoulou
  • Lisa Hill

Summary, in English

By focusing only on the composition of representative bodies, the traditional ‘politics of presence’ approach has inadvertently diminished the value of participation for representation. It overlooks that there exist ‘elite voters’ who reinforce discrimination against abstainers at the policy level and create obstacles for improving the lives of the marginalized. We offer a remedy to persisting patterns of political exclusion by arguing in favour of a ‘politics of presence’ at the polls. This requires high and socially diverse turnout that will make representation more inclusive, broader and qualitatively different; it will be more descriptive, not of group characteristics, but of the interests, opinions and ideas of voters. Our alternative is a fusion of descriptive and substantive representation: ‘descriptive responsiveness’.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Publiceringsår

2022-03-01

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

157-172

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

International Political Science Review

Volym

43

Issue

2

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

SAGE Publications

Ämne

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Nyckelord

  • descriptive representation
  • voter turnout
  • the politics of presence
  • descriptive responsiveness
  • voting rules

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0192-5121