Representative Government

Alexander Bugge, Nicolai Kofoed & Christian Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project concerns representative government. The academic ambition was to make a theoretical study of the criticism carried out by Lars Olsen in his book “Eliternes Triumf”. He argues that the Danish democracy needs representatives that are more alike the average Dane. Elitist and anti-elitist perspectives of representative government theory are included, in order to reach a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical background. The study includes three different frames of time: The Athenian democracy, the federalist era and the 20th century. By choosing to include these different frames of time, the analysis is founded on the history of representative government. This notion is vital, as the method used is Interpretation, entitling us as social researches to find out why Olsen argues as he does, rather than simply judging the quality of his arguments.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2010


  • Lars Olsen
  • Eliternes Triumf
  • Democracy
  • Elitist theory
  • Representative
  • Representative government
  • Representative democracy