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The Legal Culture of Political Representation: Evolution and Balance of Its Current Situation Within Democracies

  • M. Isabel Garrido GómezEmail author
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Abstract

This work studies the issue of political representation from the perspective of a specific legal culture, the exercise of political rights in the context of the occidental democratic system, a concept that has undergone a profound evolution to the present day. The essential aspects for an analysis of this progression are voting, decision making, and the relationship between representatives and their constituents. Overall, the phenomena making up the crisis of representation have been explained as a result of changes that have affected the operation and structure of modern states constituted as representative democracies. The idea is that a well-functioning representative system comes primarily from the form of government and electoral system in which it develops.

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Legal culture Representation Political rights Democracy 

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