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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Volume 2006, Issue 159 (Apr 2006)


National representations: Representation of interests? The law of indigenous rights: An intersection point of view

Adrian Gimate-Welsh
Published Online: 2006-05-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/SEM.2006.023


The concept of representation is a cross-disciplinary notion that allows for a transdisciplinary approach for explaining the process of functioning of objects like political representation. In the case of this study, it concerns the representation in the context of parliamentary behavior, particularly around the generation of a public policy that is known as ‘The Law of indigenous peoples.’ The novelty of this approach resides in the intersection of two views: a) the institutional or procedural and b) the deliberative or inferential which rests upon the analysis of the processes of signification.

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Adrian Gimate-Welsh

Adrian Gimate-Welsh (b. 1943) is a Full Professor at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico 〈agw@xanum.uam.mx〉. His research interests include political representation, parliamentary discourse, and literary criticism. His recent major publications include Argumentacion parlamentaria (1997); Introduccion a la linguistica (1998); ‘Aproximaciones a la representation politica’ (2004); and Del signo al discurso (2004).

Published Online: 2006-05-15

Published in Print: 2006-04-20

Citation Information: Semiotica, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/SEM.2006.023.

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