2019
DOI: 10.17645/pag.v7i3.2143
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Claims of Misrepresentation: A Comparison of Germany and Brazil

Abstract: The system of representative democracy is under considerable strain. Its institutions are struggling to maintain legitimacy, and its elected representatives are failing to keep their monopoly on (formal) political representation. An emerging multitude of (new) claim makers contests the authority of elected representatives as well as the functioning of the existing system of representative democracy by alleging misrepresentation. In this article, we identify a significant shortcoming in Saward’s claims-making a… Show more

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“…The first question in this context is: what constitutes a claim (Saward, 2006, Saward, 2010de Wilde, 2013;Disch, 2015;Guasti and Rezende de Almeida, 2019). Most authors refer to Saward's general definition that a "representative claim" is "a claim to represent or to know what represents the interests of someone or something."…”
Section: Claims On Representation: a New Typologymentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…The first question in this context is: what constitutes a claim (Saward, 2006, Saward, 2010de Wilde, 2013;Disch, 2015;Guasti and Rezende de Almeida, 2019). Most authors refer to Saward's general definition that a "representative claim" is "a claim to represent or to know what represents the interests of someone or something."…”
Section: Claims On Representation: a New Typologymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Fourth, outside the electoral arena, non-elected claim-makers often challenge elected representatives. Authorization provided to the elected representatives by election does not go hand in hand with the actual representation of respective constituencies-thus claims of misrepresentation emerge (Guasti and Rezende de Almeida, 2019). Fifth, the "subject" of representation (what is represented) is often not a "human being," but a "normative scheme," e.g., justice, freedom (e.g., Dryzek and Simon, 2008;Joschko and Glaser, 2019).…”
Section: Claims On Representation: a New Typologymentioning
confidence: 99%
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