REPRESENTATION: COMPETING PERSPECTIVES

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  • COMPETING PERSPECTIVES OF REPRESENTATION
    • DELEGATE MODEL
      • acting on behalf of others on the basis of clear instruction
    • TRUSTEE MODEL
      • Burkean model represent interests of constituents but free to vote based on expertise and conscience. Strong elitist. Better knowledge of state affairs.     
    • CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATION
      • Around 30 Tory MPs to go against Brexit bill on the basis of constituency representation 2017.
    • PARTY REPRESENTATION
      • party funding is exchanged for loyalty in parliament. MPs like Philip Davies are a particular nuisance for party and are therefore unfavourable
    • FUNCTIONAL REPRESENTATION
      • suggests parliament should be descriptive. Not really like that: non whites are only 6 percent of MPs (13 percent of actual population), 29 percent are women (50 percent of actual population).

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