Representation and Its Epiphanies: A Reading of Constituent Assembly Debates

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Abstract

The focus in this paper is on the Constituent Assembly debates on the nature of electoral mechanisms that would ideally translate people's will into governmental decisions. What assumptions did these debates make about the meaning of representation? Members of the Constituent Assembly were concerned especially with issues of representation given the accusation that the Assembly was an unrepresentative body, elected as it was on an extremely limited franchise.

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  • Shefali Jha

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