British representative theories and parliamentary specialisation

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In the study of legislatures the concept of representation is vitally important to understanding their role and behaviour. Parliamentarians diemselves have long acknowledged die importance of representative theories as a general source of legitimation and as a defence against the electorate's disapproval of specific parliamentary outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-53
Number of pages14
JournalParliamentary Affairs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979


  • British politics
  • British parliament
  • parliamentary specialisation

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