In the past decade, the way we look at political representation has changed. A new wave of thinking shows how representation rises from claims to speak for others, and how the claims are performed and received. The claim-based approach introduces new characters to the drama of representation, such as non-elective, shape-shifting and transnational representatives. Written by an originator of this approach, Making Representations responds to critical questions about the practice and the legitimacy of representation in today’s politics. It also expands the scope of the representative claim approach by exploring innovative themes such as performances of representation, becoming representative, and how we can generate political insights by exploring artistic representation.