Revista Derecho del Estado No. 28, 2012
38 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2012
Date Written: July 3, 2012
This Article deals with the gradual loss of meaning of the term “representative democracy” in contemporary European States, through the analysis of the transformations that has taken place in the functions of political representation from Thomas Hobbes to pluralist democracies. The Article arises two broad lines of constitutional analysis of political representation to work with: In one hand, political representation would be able to express general interest and consensus, but unable to mediate and integrate empirical interests. In the other hand, is not further correct a state-sovereignty based interpretation of political representation (representation in the state), but a democratic sovereignty based approach to it as representation in front of the state.
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Keywords: Political Representation, Representative Democracy, Participation, Sovereignty
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Criado de Diego, Marcos, Sobre El Concepto De Representación Política: Lineamientos Para Un Estudio De Las Transformaciones De La Democracia Representativa (On the Concept of Political Representation: Broad Lines for the Study of Representative Democracy Transformations) (July 3, 2012). Revista Derecho del Estado No. 28, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2099030