Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3242: Political Representation UK-Style

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Bird, K., Saalfeld, T. and Wust, A. (2011) The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies. London: Routledge.

Cairney, P. (2007) ‘The Professionalisation of MPs: Refining the ‘Politics-Facilitating’ Explanation’, Parliamentary Affairs, 60(2), 212-233.

Campbell, R., & Cowley, P. (2014) ‘What voters want: Reactions to candidate characteristics in a survey experiment’, Political Studies, 62(4), 745-765.

Childs, S., & Krook, M. L. (2008). Critical Mass Theory and Women’s Political Representation. Political Studies, 56,  725–736.

Deschouwer, K., Depauw, S. (Eds) (2014) Representing the People: A Survey Among Members of Statewide and Substate Parliaments. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Heath, A. F., Fisher, S. D., Rosenblatt, G., Sanders, D., & Sobolewska, M. (2013). The political integration of ethnic minorities in Britain. OUP Oxford.

Norris, P. (1997) ‘The puzzle of constituency service’, The Journal of Legislative Studies, 3(2),  29-49.

Norris, P., & Lovenduski, J. (1995). Political Recruitment: Gender, Race and Class in the British Parliament. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pitkin, H. (1967). The Concept of Representation. Berkeley: University of California  Press.

Rehfeld, A. (2006). Towards a general theory of political representation. Journal of Politics, 68,  1-21.

Saggar, S. (2000). Race and representation: electoral politics and ethnic pluralism in Britain. Manchester:  Manchester University Press.

Saward, M. (2011). The Representative Claim. Oxford: Oxford University  Press.

Searing, D. (1994). Westminster’s World: understanding political roles. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Weldon, S. L. (2002). Beyond bodies: Institutional sources of representation for women in democratic policymaking. The Journal of Politics, 64, 1153-1174.