The representative must respond to his
constituents in such a way that their subjective preferences and his
choices do not conflict or if they do , he must provide some
explanation . There need not be a constant activity of advising and
responding , but there must be , on the part of the representative , a
condition of responsiveness and the instrumental means for responding (Abrams , 1993 .
Much of the scholarship about representation has focused on what a
representative does and what it means...