Politics of Presence / Edition 1

Politics of Presence / Edition 1

by Anne Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198294158

ISBN-13: 2900198294152

Pub. Date: 12/17/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this innovative contribution to the theory of representation - which draws on debates about gender quotas in Europe, minority voting rights in the USA, and the multi-layered politics of inclusion in Canada - Anne Phillips argues that the politics of ideas is an inadequate vehicle for dealing with political exclusion. But eschewing any essentialist grounding to…  See more details below

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In this innovative contribution to the theory of representation - which draws on debates about gender quotas in Europe, minority voting rights in the USA, and the multi-layered politics of inclusion in Canada - Anne Phillips argues that the politics of ideas is an inadequate vehicle for dealing with political exclusion. But eschewing any essentialist grounding to group identity or group interest, she also argues against any either/or choice between ideas and political presence. The politics of presence then combines with contemporary explorations of deliberative democracy to establish a different balance between accountability and autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900198294152
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/17/1998
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

1From a Politics of Ideas to a Politics of Presence?1
2Political Equality and Fair Representation27
3Quotas for Women57
4Race-Conscious Districting in the USA85
5Canada and the Challenge of Inclusion115
6Deliberation, Accountability, and Interest145
7Loose Ends and Larger Ambitions167
Bibliography193
Index203

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