I’m teaching a class on Legislation & Statutory Interpretation next semester. I’m looking for a 20-30 page reading that I could assign to give students a basic overview of theories of representation. Ideally, it should cover both sides of the debate over things like: whether a legislator should represent his constituents’ interests or the public interest, one person one vote and counterarguments, majority-minority districts, and the parliamentary model vs. the American system. This will necessarily have to be a very superficial overview. The idea is not to get into all the details or the merits of the debate, but just to alert the students to the fact that these debates exist and have a basic sense of why they are important.