Chapter

: A Nation of Electors:

in Representative Democracy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780226842783
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226842806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0005
: A Nation of Electors:

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This chapter examines the main tenets of electoral democracy as formulated by Sieyes, the theorist and political leader who brought Rousseau's perspective into the representative context. From a theoretical viewpoint, the metamorphosis of the citizen into the elector corresponds to the application of the power of the sovereign-people to the sovereign-nation represented in the legislative assembly.

Keywords: electoral democracy; citizen; elector; sovereignty legislative assembly

Chapter.  10190 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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