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The Silent SexGender, Deliberation, and Institutions$
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Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691159751

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.305) Conclusion
Source:
The Silent Sex
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Christopher F. Karpowitz

Tali Mendelberg

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.003.0012

This concluding chapter discusses how scholars have established the utility of different types of representation for disadvantaged groups. Descriptive representation refers to the physical presence of a social group in the setting of decision making. Substantive representation occurs when the concerns, values, sensibilities, or interests of that group are expressed, acted upon, and ultimately influence the outcome in some way. Symbolic representation is defined as the notion that the group is capable of governing, that its exercise of power is legitimate. The book's findings suggest an additional type of representation. In order to obtain substantive and symbolic representation, a subordinate group requires that the conditions of discussion provide the group with authoritative representation.

Keywords:   representation, disadvantaged groups, descriptive representation, substantive representation, symbolic representation, authoritative representation, social group

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