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The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation$
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Lisa Disch, Mathijs van de Sande, and Nadia Urbinati

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474442602

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442602.001.0001

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Representative constructivism’s conundrum1

Representative constructivism’s conundrum1

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(p.182) 11 Representative constructivism’s conundrum1
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The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation
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Nadia Urbinati

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442602.003.0011

Representation is an acknowledgment that the political order is a constructive enterprise. Political representation is made by free citizens who are unified by a representative person or claim around some ideas or goals and in view of competing for the majority and for having representative recognition.  Representation is not a prerogative of the majority nor does its function end with the formation of a majority. The question that requires close analysis is whether constructivism is in itself democratic. In the paper I explore this conundrum and show what makes political representation a democratic form of constructivism. .

Keywords:   Political representation, Constructivism, democracy

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