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The Politics of Inequality. How Representative Democracy Functions in Europe

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This project deals with some of the most pressing issues facing democracies today: political inequality and the lack of representation. It investigates the state of representative democracy by studying citizen-state relations. More specifically, the project focuses on representation (do citizens get what they want?) and political equality (do people get what they want equally?). Political equality is a fundamental condition for the existence of democracy, and representation structures the way democracies function. Research conducted within the project will further our understanding of how representative democracy works, will precisely diagnose its problems, and will identify ways of improving it.

The project The Politics of Inequality. How Representative Democracy (Mal-) Functions in Europe, is funded by the Bergen Research Foundationand University of Bergen.