Political Representation: Linking Citizens and Representatives
The policy link between voters and politicians has been a central issue in politics for quite some time. My work focuses on the quality of this policy link: are representatives doing what people want?
Associate Professor in Political Science at Leiden University
The Institutional Framework of Representative Democracy; Comparing the Populist-Majoritarian and the Liberal/Consensual Model
Although the literature shows a bewildering variety of typologies of representative democracy, the most important distinctions can be …
This article studies collective party mandate fulfilment by comparing parties’ election manifestos with the parliamentary speeches of their politicians in two countries: a typical consensus democracy, the Netherlands, and a typical majoritarian democracy, the United Kingdom.