Political Representation in Comparative Perpective

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 30 (Main Building)
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Democratic representation is widely thought to be in a state of crisis and a range of factors have been emphasised to explain the increasing mistrust of professional politicians.  
Drawing primarily on the resources of philosophy, legislative studies and sociological works concerned with issues of representativeness, the literature on political representation tends, however, to be quite repetitive.
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how comparative approaches of political representation can contribute to renew traditional perspectives and offer stimulating insights. 
The session welcomes comparative works as well as papers that endeavour to renew traditional readings.
Session Organizer:
Jean Pascal DALOZ, CNRS - SAGE, University of Strasbourg, France
The Representation of Ethnic Groups in National Legislatures
Didier RUEDIN, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Representative's Body and the Logics of Representation
Paula DIEHL, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
On the Theatrical Dimension of Political Representation: Beyond the Usual Approaches
Jean Pascal DALOZ, CNRS - SAGE, University of Strasbourg, France