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dc.contributor.supervisor Koop, Royce (Political Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rebizant, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-10T16:45:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-10T16:45:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/24016
dc.description.abstract Representation is a multi-faceted process that is integral to the Canadian democratic system. The process of representation relies on continuous negotiation between the elected representative and their constituents. It is through this process of building and maintaining connections with constituents that politicians develop their own representational strategy. This thesis examines two case studies—Manitoba MLAs Ralph Eichler and Blaine Pederson—to consider how Manitoba MLAs represent their constituents. A participant observation methodology was used to familiarize the researcher with the representational practices of these case study MLAs. It was found that even though the two MLAs were descriptively similar, the approaches they employed to represent their constituents were significantly different. It was further found that these vast differences were mainly attributed to three influential factors: personal goals, constituency context, and formative experiences. en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject constituents en_US
dc.title MLAs and constituency representation in two Manitoba ridings en_US
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ladner, Kiera (Political Studies) Fournier, Anna (Anthropology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2014 en_US


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