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Representing diversity

Goodin, Robert


'Mirror representation' — what is today dubbed 'the politics of presence' — presupposes relatively modest levels of diversity among those being represented. If the groups to be represented are too numerous, internally too heterogeneous or too crosscutting, too many representatives will be required for the assembly to remain a deliberative one where 'presence' can have the effects its advocates desire. In those circumstances, what is being represented ought be conceptualized as the 'sheer fact...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123404000134
Access Rights: Open Access


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