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A “Selection Model” of Political Representation*


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    I thank the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for the fellowship year that allowed me to begin this work and the Austrian Political Science Association, the Oxford Political Thought Conference, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia, the Passmore Lecture series at the Australian National University, the E.U. Recon Workshop on Representation and Institutional Make-up in Brussels, and the Faculty Research Seminar at the Kennedy School of Government for the opportunity to present earlier versions of this article. I am grateful for the comments of participants in all of these events, especially Rainer Brauböck, Iris Bohnet, Geoffrey Brennan, Archon Fung, Christian Grose, Mark Warren, and Richard Zeckhauser.