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British representative theories and parliamentary specialisation

Judge, David (1979) British representative theories and parliamentary specialisation. Parliamentary Affairs, 33 (1). pp. 40-53.

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Abstract

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.