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Unformatted text preview: Elections, Parties, and the Party System Malcomlson & Myers, Chapter 9 & 10 What should a Parliament look like (not the buildings, the people)? Can use Elections Canadas website to see candidates gender http://www.elections.ca/home.asp Should Parliament mirror society? Microcosm theory of representation: Parliament is representative only if it is a microcosm of society Rep by pop & Cabinet representation by province reflect this demand / theory What of women, minority representation? Elections, Parties, and the Party System Malcomlson & Myers, Chapter 9 & 10 Problems with Microcosm Theory of Representation: Who decides which groups represented? Does this not imply a hierarchies of groups? Liberalism does not recognize groups rights as such Do interests coincide with descriptive characteristics? How to ensure representation? Reliance on parties semi-private groups to provide representative candidates Parties may face supply problems Elections, Parties, and the Party System Malcomlson & Myers, Chapter 9 & 10 Problems with Microcosm Theory of Representation: Who decides which groups represented? Does this not imply a hierarchies of groups? Liberalism does not recognize groups rights as such Do interests coincide with descriptive characteristics? How to ensure representation? Reliance on parties semi-private groups to provide representative candidates Parties may face supply problems Elections, Parties, and the Party System Malcomlson & Myers, Chapter 9 & 10 Problems with Microcosm Theory of Representation: Who decides which groups represented? Does this not imply a hierarchies of groups? Liberalism does not recognize groups rights as such Do interests coincide with descriptive characteristics?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course ARTS 200 taught by Professor Gill during the Spring '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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