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  • 1. Social Representation
    • The characteristics of members of representative bodies, whether they be national parliaments, regional assemblies or local councils, should be broadly in line with the characteristics of the population as a whole.They should be close to a microcosm of society.
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      • 2. Representing the National Interest
        • They are expected to to represent the interests of the nation as a whole. Sometimes this may clash with the local constituency they represent, so they have to resolve the issue in their own way.
      • 3. Constituency Representation
        • It can mean representing the interests of the constituency as a whole.
        • It can also mean representing the interest of the individual constituents.
        • It can simply mean that a representative listens to the views of his or her construction when deciding about a national issue.
      • 4. Party Representation
        • This means that they are representing their party and the voters understand that they are.
      • 5. Functional Representation
        • This refers to the fact that some elected representatives will represent not only their constituency or region, but also a particular occupational or social group e.g. LGBT.
      • 6. Causal Representa-tion
        • Here representatives are not representing people so much as ideas, principles and causes. In a sense this represents the whole community, in that the beliefs and demands involved are claimed to benefit everyone, not just a particular group in society.


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