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1 Mar 2024

REPRESENTATION Journal of Representative Democracy – New Editors appointed

McDougall Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of new editors to its highly respected publication REPRESENTATION Journal of Representative Democracy.

Dr Simona Guerra of University of Surrey and Dr Javier Sajuria of Queen Mary University of London will take over as editors with the publication of the first edition in 2024, which marks the beginning of the journal’s sixtieth volume. Launched in 1908 as the house newsletter of the Proportional Representation Society and later the Electoral Reform Society, REPRESENTATION is a peer reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the interface between democratic practice and theory.

REPRESENTATION has been publishing in its current form since the 1960s and has a general interest in all matters relating to the theme of representative democracy. For example, theoretical discussion could make a significant contribution to current practices in topics such as the democratic deficit, representation for women and minorities, modernising elections, voter education and democratic institutions at transnational, or global, level.

REPRESENTATION is owned by McDougall Trust which appoints the editors. Chair of Trustees, Derek McAuley, said “REPRESENTATION has gained greatly in quality, stature and circulation under the editorship of Dr Stephen Elstub and Dr Maarja Lühiste and we are grateful for their diligence and hard work. The appointment of new editors at the start of 2024, which stands to be one of the most important in terms of democratic elections around the world, is exciting and will enable REPRESENTATION to build on its firm foundations in helping promote effective democracy and explore its developing theory and practice.”

REPRESENTATION is published on behalf of McDougall Trust by Taylor & Francis under the Routledge imprint and available for subscription at:

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REPRESENTATION offers a place for debates and scholarship, both empirical and normative, on democrat practices around the world.

REPRESENTATION – journal of representative democracy - has the following aims:-
• To publish cutting edge articles about the study of elections and voting systems throughout the world.
• To encourage debate on democratic practices.
• To critically explore the interface between democratic practice and theory.
• To produce special issues devoted to questions of democracy and representation;
• To attract an audience of academics and students, journalists, election practitioners and all those interested in the nature of representative democracy.

The Journal has been adopted by the Representation and Electoral Systems, specialist Section of the American Political Science Association, whose members’ subscription includes online access to it.

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