- Reference to the Article
Hendriks, C. M. (2009). The Democratic Soup: Mixed Meanings of Political Representation in Governance Networks. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 22(4), 689-715.
- What attracted me to this Article?
Firstly it’s written by one of my supervisors and secondly it goes to an issue of interest to me: how governance networks relate to democracy, in this case the meaning of political representation.
- What is it about? (Problem / Purpose / Research Questions)
Hendriks notes, as Warren did in the paper I reviewed yesterday, that there has been a growth in ‘new’ forms of representation (often self-styled) without a commensurate growth in our understanding of them and ‘their implications for democratic practice and theory.’ p.690 This paper addresses this gap in the context of governance networks. Read the rest of this entry »