Sample Criminal Justice Article Review Paper on Trustee vs. Delegate Case

Trustee vs. Delegate Case

            The Trustee vs. Delegate Case is an aspect of political representation that mainly focuses on whether the representatives fall in the category of trustees or delegates. Delegate representatives majorly submit to the constituent preferences while the trustees follow their individual understanding on what is right and best to follow. In the trustee vs. delegate case, the two political representations have contradicting demands especially on their representative behaviors. Trustees demand personal judgment to be followed by the representatives.  This is most often used in the USA. The voters in the country trust that the political candidates will fulfill the promises they make during the campaign season. The delegate representative, on the other hand, must follow the preferences of the constituents regardless of their personal judgment (Medvic 112). 

            In this case, the voter is left with a difficult decision; as to whether he or she will have to elect an individual who has no ability to offer answers to the constituents or one who will follow what he is told. This makes it difficult to establish the superior person between the trustee, the delegate, and the voter. According to the case, it is not clear who is to be feared most between the representative and the voter (Medvic, 89). However, it is evident that making use of the Trustee model is more likely to lead to failure. The model has been in use for the longest time and no positive results have been experienced. It is, therefore, an excellent chance for the nation to try out the Delegate strategy for better performance in leadership. There is need for a resemblance of democracy and less of plutocracy. Repeating the same strategies in electing major leaders in a nation is slowly becoming a hindrance for progress.

Works Cited

Medvic, Stephen. In Defense of Politicians: The Expectations Trap and Its Threat to Democracy. NY: Routledge, 2013. Print.