Chapter 3. Democratic Advocacy and Good Democratic Representation

  1. Suzanne Dovi

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754948.ch3

The Good Representative

The Good Representative

How to Cite

Dovi, S. (ed) (2007) Democratic Advocacy and Good Democratic Representation, in The Good Representative, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470754948.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155786

Online ISBN: 9780470754948



  • descriptive representation;
  • political advocacy;
  • standards;
  • electoral institutions;
  • democracy


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Scope of Democratic Representation

  • Sources of Authority for Democratic Representatives

  • Holding Democratic Representatives Accountable

  • Existing Standards for Identifying Bad Representatives

  • Why Democratic Standards?

  • The Importance of Function

  • The Three Virtues

  • Democracy and Democratic Citizens' Preferences