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Law’s author, things personated, political representation

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This dissertation proposes a normative theory of political representation grounded in popular sovereignty and positive law, rather than in democracy and efficient labour allocation. The first three chapters assess the contributions to the idea of representation of three early modern thinkers. Hobbes proposes a formal model of authorised action at a distance, but, contrary to a long-standing consensus in political thought, not an actual theory of representation. Rousseau, a well-known oppon...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2015-07-03

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