Representative Decision Making

Representative decision making refers to a decision making method where a smaller number of members represent the entire voting population.

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Representatives receive the voting power of the constituents.
Small number of decision makers acting as representatives help to make the decision making process more efficient. Representative decision making entrusts a geat extent of power to a few representatives, causing a concentration of power.
Representatives are responsible to represent their constituents.
The constituets can positively influence the quality of representation by their choice of representatives. Representative decision making poses the challenge of true representation by the representatives.

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