Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Democracy within PartiesCandidate Selection Methods and Their Political Consequences$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199572540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572540.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 November 2020



7 Representation
Democracy within Parties

Reuven Y. Hazan (Contributor Webpage)

Gideon Rahat (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter assesses how responsible the political parties' candidate selection process is for representation by analyzing the links between the various aspects that delineate candidate selection methods and representation. It argues that the various dimensions of candidate selection can each have an impact on different aspects of representation. The first section examines representation from a theoretical perspective, links it to the study of candidate selection, and presents two representation indices for cross‐national comparative research of party‐level representation. Then, the chapter assesses the relationship between each of the four dimensions of candidate selection and representation: the obstacles raised by candidacy requirements; the inclusiveness of the selectorate and representation; the social and territorial trade‐offs resulting from the decentralization of candidate selection; and the nature of the appointment/voting system vis‐à‐vis representation. The final section discusses the dilemma for those parties that aspire to democratize and be representative at the same time.

Keywords:   candidate selection, political parties, democratization, representation, social representation, territorial representation, candidacy and representation, inclusiveness and representation, decentralization and representation, appointment and representation, voting systems and representation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .