Essentially, a trustee considers an issue and, after hearing all sides of the debate, exercises their own judgment in making decisions about what should be done. It makes for a more efficient group of individuals, and because of that, it possibly means that they have more time for pursuing a private outside career.
January Learn how and when to remove this template message The trustee model of representation is a model for how we should understand the role of representatives, and is frequently contrasted with the delegate model of representation.
These diametrically opposed methods of representation have the capacity to drastically impact the way people are represented in their legislatures and can put the US style of government anywhere on the spectrum from true democracy to oligarchy. Where a legislator sits on this spectrum is based on different factors, including how conservative or liberal the nature of the state or the amount of experience a legislator has.
When it comes to the difference between professional legislator and dual-career legislator, I would suggest that our legislators are more likely to hold a job outside of their political career, than to just rely on their political career for income, although the professional legislator might be on the rise.
If you are a strongly pro-choice Republican representing a pro-life district, should you always vote pro-life in order to represent the majority opinion of your constituency and your party -- even when you disagree? If you are an elected representative, you are expected to faithfully represent the interests and opinions of the voters who put you into office.
In their bickering over who is the most conservative, the Republican candidates have unwittingly modeled themselves as "delegate presidents" when most conservative-minded voters would prefer a "trustee president. John Mill is a vehement defender of the trustee style of representation, and it appears that this style is generally advantageous to the legislature as a whole, but if you are a representative, it might not help you get reelected.
Under this view, an elected delegate must represent and vote in line with the will of the people she or he represents. Actually, not as far as you might think.
He stated that while all individuals have a right to be represented, not all political opinions are of equal value. Another thing to keep in mind is that if we were to look at the 2-D spectrum of professional legislator vs.
What happens when these roles come into conflict?
These situations are characterized by independent and competing states. If they do what is necessary for citizens to be well informed, these officials can serve as trustees of participatory processes as well as delegates of their outcomes.
He suggested a model where constituents would receive votes according to their level of education i. Or should you go with the minority opinion and your own best judgment? Conservative thinkers, who distrust direct democracy and fear the "tyranny of the majority," traditionally err toward empowering trustees.
So where has the pro-trustee faction gone? In chapter 12 of his writings on representative government, Mill makes a more specific argument. Why is it that we are considered Individualistic and Moralistic at the same time, when I tend to think that the Moralistic type of political culture more socialistic is quite opposite to the Individualistic type of political culture more libertarian?
Although the representatives come from different states or provinces, their intention is not exclusively to further the interest of their constituency, but to achieve the collective good of the entire country. Jump to navigation Jump to search For other uses of "trustee", "trusty", and related terms, see Trustee disambiguation.
Whenever President Obama has broken from progressive orthodoxies, left-wing Democrats have reacted with petulant despair, acting as if he has personally betrayed them and their values.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion". Indeed, as he put it, "his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living.
December 3, by maxbloom1 Max Bloom Section 12 A major issue that must be considered when we think about the way we want the people who we choose to represent us to behave is whether they should act as trustees or as delegates.Essay on Govt.
Delegate vs Trustee elect a delegate representative over a trustee. Along with being informed about the issues about the district in which they represent, a delegate representative will work to support the specific citizens in the district, where as a trustee representative may not.
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STUDY. PLAY. Delegate vs. Trustee Model. The delegate and trustee models are two models that represent the two ways a Senator can chose to vote. 1) Delegate Model: direct representation; vote the way the constituents This privilege is given to government officials and allows them to mail things without.
Delegate vs. Trustee Ryan Wiseman You will find that across different states, that each state's legislators usually fit within a spectrum, known as the delegate-trustee spectrum.
Dec 03, · Max Bloom Section 12 A major issue that must be considered when we think about the way we want the people who we choose to represent us to behave is whether they should act as trustees or as delegates.
These two styles of representation are radically different, and the choice of one or the other. The trustee model of representation is a model for how we should understand the role of representatives, and is frequently contrasted with the delegate model of representation.
Constituents elect their representatives as ' trustees ' (or.
A Theory of Political Accountability Justin Fox1 and Kenneth W. Shotts2 July 23, study delegate and trustee representation have long recognized as playing a central role in elections. the probability that the government takes up a common value issue is ﬂ.Download