Groups, representation and democracy : between promise and practice / Darren Halpin

Author(s): Halpin, Darren (Darren R.)
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Subjects: Representative government and representation
Social groups--Political aspects
Social participation
Democracy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010
Series: Perspectives on democratic practice
Perspectives on democratic practice (Manchester, England)
LC Classification: J, JF
Physical Description: xiv, 310 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1. Groups as agents of democracy? 1
2. Interest group aliases: towards definitional commensurability? 30
3. Democratic expectations: the representation account 57
4. Between representation and solidarity: (re)calibrating democratic expectations 84
5. Democratic promises and practices: some empirical evidence 112
6. The orthodox case: the drift from representation towards solidarity 138
7. Making Olson work: rejuvenating 'supply-side' explanations 169
8. Are 'protest businesses' contemporary phenomena? 202
9. Democratic transformation: fulfilling the promise of representation 239
10. Between promise and practice 267
References 290
Index 306
Notes: ISBN: 9780719076527 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0719076528 (hbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-305) and index
OCLC Number: 449857777
ISBN/ISSN: 9780719076527
0719076528