In the past decade, the way we look at political representation has changed. A new wave of thinking shows how representation rises from claims to speak for others, and how the claims are performed and received. The claim-based approach has introduced new characters to the drama of representation, such as non-elective representatives, and provided tools to analyse representation across the borders of nation-states. Written by the originator of this new approach, Making Representations responds to critical questions about the practice and the legitimacy of political representation in today's politics. It also expands the scope of the representative claim approach by exploring innovative themes including performances of representation, the place of 'shape-shifting' representatives in our politics, and how equality is (and is not) realised through representation.
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Michael Saward is Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, and currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow.
1. Making Representations
2. Domains and Systems
3. Becoming Representative
4. Performative Representation
5. Shape-Shifting Representation
6. Slow Theory
7. The Problem of Speaking for Others
8. Unsettling Representations