Members of Parliament and Representative Democracy in Sweden
...a comprehensive contribution to our understanding of how MPs in Sweden represent their constituents...the reader is presented with much useful information and interpretation about Swedish MPs. Party Politics ...all in all, it is an extremely valuable book which, in challenging established analysis, deserves to be read by all those interested in comparative legislative studies. West European Politics
Peter Esaiasson, Sren Holmberg
Contents: The Puzzle of Representation: Looking for Political Representation. Representing the People: Who Gets There; Follow the Party; Representing Whom; Thinking Alike; Knowing the People. Persuading the People: On the Campaign Trail; Defining the Future. Deciding for the People: Power in Society; Who Decides in Parliament?; Power to the Parliamentarians; Teaming-Up with Other Elites; Networking; What Parliamentarians Do in Parliament. Carrying the Torch: The Not So Responsible Party Model.