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Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation


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August 2000

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Does fair political representation for historically disadvantaged groups require their presence in legislative bodies? The prevailing conception of fair representation concludes that the social identity of legislative representatives does not bear on their quality as representatives. Challenging this notion, Williams maintains that fair representation is powerfully affected by the identity of legislators and whether some of them are actually members of the historically marginalized groups that are most in need of protection in our society.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Voice, Trust, and Memory3
1Representation as Mediation23
2Liberal Equality and Liberal Representation57
3The Supreme Court, Voting Rights, and Representation83
4Voice: Woman Suffrage and the Representation of "Woman's Point of View"116
5Trust: The Racial Divide and Black Rights during Reconstruction149
6Memory: The Claims of History in Group Recognition176
7The Institutions of Fair Representation203
Conclusion: Descriptive Representation with a Difference238
Notes245
Bibliography303
Index319

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An excellent piece of scholarship. . . . Williams's argument skillfully weaves together the literatures of liberal political theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, and the new institutionalism.
EAN: 9780691057385
ISBN: 0691057389
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 330 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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