Title
Substantive representation through a claims-making lens : a strategy for the identification and analysis of substantive claims Substantive representation through a claims-making lens : a strategy for the identification and analysis of substantive claims
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Politics
Source (journal)
Representation
Volume/pages
48(2012) :2 , p. 161-181
ISSN
0034-4893
1749-4001
vabb
c:vabb:328031
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Within the scholarship on substantive representation, representation is increasingly perceived in terms of claiming to speak for the represented. Although this constructivist turn to substantive representation creates promising avenues for further research, it makes it ever more difficult to set processes of representation apart from other, more generic, forms of communication. This article seeks to redress this situation in two ways: firstly, by introducing the concept of substantive claims as a more apt translation of substantive representation into the claims-making paradigm; and secondly, by developing an interpretive schema which allows for identifying and analysing these substantive claims.
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