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Unformatted text preview: ○ Quick review between the branches ○ Another check, built into Congress: Bicameralism Having two houses Are created under two different principles • The Most effective Check of all: the principle of representative government ○ Representative government: an oxymoron Its very inefficient because there are hundreds of people making decisions Representation has to do with the relationship between the elected person and the elector Governing means taking action into what needs to be done ○ True meaning: representing versus governing Problems of Representation • Two kinds of Representation ○ Sociological representation—a picture of society The extent to which the makeup of the members related to the makeup of members of society ○ Agency representation—how to maximize accountability...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2009 for the course GOVT 111 taught by Professor Lowi during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08