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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

(p.138) Four: A Nation of Electors:
Representative Democracy
University of Chicago Press

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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