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A Theory of Representation

A Theory of Representation

Chapter:
(p.231) 8 A Theory of Representation
Source:
The Actual and the Rational
Author(s):
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0011

This chapter sheds light on Hegel's theory of political representation, which is not based on the notion of individual vote, but starts from the principle of the necessary representation of the different social interests as the only way of overcoming their opposition.

Keywords:   representation, sovereignty, interests, Rousseau, Sieyès, Federalist papers

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