Representation and Social Perspective

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780198297550
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191716751 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

Representation and Social Perspective

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Democratic participation and fair representation are not contraries, but rather mutually require one another. In societies with structural injustices that politically marginalize some groups, fairness and inclusion generally require taking special measures to encourage the representation of members of marginalized groups in decision‐making bodies.

Keywords: decision‐making; inclusion; injustice; marginalized groups; participation; representation

Chapter.  13746 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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