Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation

@inproceedings{Williams1998VoiceTA,
  title={Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation},
  author={Melissa S. Williams},
  year={1998}
}
Does fair political representation for historically disadvantaged groups require their presence in legislative bodies? The intuition that women are best represented by women, and African-Americans by other African-Americans, has deep historical roots. Yet the conception of fair representation that prevails in American political culture and jurisprudence - what Melissa Williams calls "liberal representation" - concludes that the social identity of legislative representatives does not bear on… 

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