A representative body is an organization that consists of elected representatives and acts as the representation of the people. In political terms, the most common representative bodies are parliaments on different political levels. On the local level, the representative bodies are referred to as "councils"; in contrast to parliaments on the federal or state level, in Germany, local councils are not part of the legislation but part of the executive branch.
Theories and Results
Functions of representative bodies: legislation, control of government, administration, mediation between citizens and government, translation of interests, communication
organized in party groups; opposition vs leading groups; power structures; internal formal and informal logics...
Representative Bodies and Online Participation
Decide about the introduction and translation of participation results into political decisions; are addressed by the people’s will
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Pages in category "Representative Bodies"
The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.
- Hoff and Scheele (2014) - Theoretical Approaches to Digital Services and Digital Democracy: The Merits of the Contextual New Medium Theory Model
- Kersting and Schneider (2016) - Neue Machtansprüche in der Kommunalpolitik: Die Einstellungen von Ratsmitgliedern zu Bürgerbeteiligung