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Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

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1 The state of being represented, e.g. by an elected representative in the House of Commons (see also Parliament), by a defending counsel in court, or by an agent...

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Representation

Lisa Disch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

February 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 11075 words.

The concept of representation may be second only to gender in its centrality to mid-twentieth-century feminist theory and practice. This chapter provides an overview of feminist...

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Representation

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat.

in Democracy within Parties

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 8359 words.

This chapter assesses how responsible the political parties' candidate selection process is for representation by analyzing the links between the various aspects that delineate candidate...

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Representation

John S. Dryzek and Simon Niemeyer.

in Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 9594 words.

The engagement of discourses in the public sphere is central to democracy. What then are the implications for the idea of representation, which is also widely seen as central to...

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representation

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 180 words.

The image of an idea or thing. At its most basic, representation means two things: (i) creating something that can

representation

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 276 words.

Representation refers to the way in which images and texts reconstruct, rather than reflect, the original sources they represent. Thus

representation

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 276 words.

Representation refers to the way in which images and texts reconstruct, rather than reflect, the original sources they represent. Thus

Representation

Alan Goldman, Dominic M. McIver Lopes and Gabriela Sakamoto.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 10814 words.

To clarify the role of the concept of representation in aesthetics, this entry comprises three essays: Conceptual and Historical Overview

representation

Erika Rackley.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 477 words.

The word ‘representation’ in a legal context is used and understood in a number of ways, falling into four distinct

representation

Tim Crane.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 725 words.

It is a truism that a representation is anything that represents something. Thus words, sentences, thoughts, and pictures may all

Representation

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 2126 words.

Representation in politics refers to an arrangement whereby one is enabled to speak and act with authority on behalf of

Representation

Edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson.

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 288 pages.

This volume studies representation of historically under-represented groups by examining the case of representation of women's interests across different countries and venues....

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Representation

Declan Smithies.

in The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Mind. 15950 words.

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between consciousness and mental representation. Section 2.1 argues for a version of representationalism, the thesis that consciousness is a kind of...

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representation

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 64 words.

The structure assigned to a form at any *level of description or analysis. E.g. a *phonetic transcription is one kind of representation at a phonetic level; a ...

Representation

Frank Ankersmit.

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

April 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 10499 words.

If we must distinguish between interpretation and representation, and if the historical text should be seen primarily as a representation of some part of the past, it follows that a closer...

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representation

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 184 words.

The image of an idea or thing. At its most basic, representation means two things:

(i) creating something that can stand for another thing—this is the...

Representation

Kimberly K. Smith.

in Governing Animals

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 12137 words.

This chapter considers how animals may be represented in the political and legal arenas. The chief theoretical question addressed, first posed by Hannah Pitkin, is whether it is possible to...

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Representation

Roger Scruton.

in The Aesthetics of Music

June 1999; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8787 words.

Develops a Fregean theory of representation, and argues that music is not a representational art, and that any attempt to treat it as such involves a fundamental mistake about the nature of...

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Representation

Alex Mold.

in Making the patient-consumer

August 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology. 12239 words.

This chapter examines attempts to represent the patient-consumer during the 1970s, focusing particularly on the part played by the Community Health Councils (CHCs). It suggests that a lack...

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Representation

David J. Bodenhamer.

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

August 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4430 words.

More than most constitutional issues, questions of representation and suffrage have exposed the fault lines of class, race, and gender in American society. Popular sovereignty was the...

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David J. Bodenhamer.

in The Revolutionary Constitution

January 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11516 words.

This chapter examines the theme of representation in American constitutional history. It argues that while the framers of the Constitution distrusted direct democracy, preferring the...

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