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Ana Cristina Băniceru


The main concern of a skilled storyteller is not to report a sequence of events, but to tell a ‘tellable’ story and to ward off the question ‘so what?’ coming from the listener. However, what happens when the story has little to recommend it as ‘tellable’? This is the case of Tristram Shandy who uses sexuality as elaborate rhetorical strategy to constantly tease and arouse his narratees’ imagination.

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Bruce M. Owen

coincide automatically with those of his constituents”); John Ferejohn, Incumbent Performance and Electoral Control , 50 P UB . C HOICE 5, 7-8 (1986). All types of political corruption reflect an agency failure: a government official sacrifices the public welfare to advance a personal or political agenda. In the Madisonian system, representatives are agents of the People acting in the People’s interest; we rely on elections to produce trustworthy representatives who seek to advance constitutional objectives. This may include protecting the People from their own