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Political Representation: Linking Citizens and Representatives

Collectie SPAARNESTAD PHOTO/NA/Anefo/Kroon

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?

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Tom Louwerse
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in Political Science at Leiden University.

Publications

This study seeks to establish the effect of parliamentary specialisation on cosponsorship of parliamentary proposals in parliamentary …

This article studies the extent to which Dutch political parties fulfil their electoral mandates.

This article studies collective party mandate fulfilment by comparing parties’ election manifestos with the parliamentary speeches of …

Do political parties fulfil their election mandates? This study provides an empirical analysis of a question many people feel …

This article applies spatial theory to the question of the party mandate.

Talks

The relationship between politicians and citizens is at the core of representative democracy, but any number of organizations desire …