British representative theories and parliamentary specialisation

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


In the study of legislatures the concept of representation is vitally important to understanding their role and behaviour. Parliamentarians diemselves have long acknowledged die importance of representative theories as a general source of legitimation and as a defence against the electorate's disapproval of specific parliamentary outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-53
Number of pages14
JournalParliamentary Affairs
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979


  • British politics
  • British parliament
  • parliamentary specialisation

Cite this