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Madison's Theory of Representation

Cain, Bruce E. and Jones, W. T. (1987) Madison's Theory of Representation. Social Science Working Paper, 646. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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There is renewed interest among political scientists in institutional design issues. Madison was a careful student of political institutions, and his ideas on electoral issues are of interest to contemporary scholars. We consider first the contrast between Madisonian and Public Choice approaches, and then some of Madison's theories about specific problems of electoral institutional design. Finally, we relate Madisonian concepts to some of the present controversies about the terms of office for elected officials, the Voting Rights Act and apportionment.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Issue or Number:646
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