The Puzzle of Representation: Specifying Components of Responsiveness

  title={The Puzzle of Representation: Specifying Components of Responsiveness},
  author={H. Eulau and Paul D. Karps},
  journal={Legislative Studies Quarterly},
  • H. Eulau, Paul D. Karps
  • Published 1977
  • Psychology
  • Legislative Studies Quarterly
  • This study examines the conceptualization of representation, particularly the problems resulting from conceiving of it simply in terms of congruence between the attitudes of constituents and of representatives on policy questions. It examines critically some of the work that followed the innovative study of Miller and Stokes. Regarding representation as responsiveness, it identifies four components of this concept: policy, service, allocation, and symbolic responsiveness. 
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