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Representative DemocracyPrinciples and Genealogy$
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Nadia Urbinati

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226842783

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.001.0001

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: A Nation of Electors:

: A Nation of Electors:

Sieye's Model of Representative Government

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(p.138) Four: A Nation of Electors:
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Representative Democracy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0005

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

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