Michael Saward is a professor of Politics and International Studies at Open University. Prof Saward has published widely on democracy, representation and citizenship, focussing on the links between theory and practice.
Recent themes include new ways of looking at political representation, for example in the new book The Representative Claim (Oxford University Press 2010), and ‘Authorisation and authenticity: representation and the unelected’, in The Journal of Political Philosophy, vol.17, no.1, 2009.
In recent years he has also written on contemporary challenges to democracy, and the place of political parties in democratic thinking.
Published in: HomeWhere are Europe's leaders?
How do we assess performance, visibility and power in a European context? And why has the EU's leadership failed to...
Published in: HomeWhat’s going on in representation?
In the run up to openDemocracy's next Discourses event, Subaltern voices, Michael Saward looks at the ramifications...