For Pitkin, political representation is the generator of multiple controversies, because he conceptualizes it by breaking the link between representative and represented. Democratic disaffection has negative effects on citizenship and political power, conditioned by attitudes such as disinterest, mistrust or cynicism that are closely linked to the governance of a country. The objective was to determine the relationship between political representation and democratic disaffection and its implications for governance, expressed in the levels of distrust that the population has towards their representatives. The methodology used was a quantitative approach, of a substantive basic type of non-experimental design, with a sample of 384 people randomly chosen per conglomerate of the population of Metropolitan Lima (11,591,400). The results indicate that political representation and democratic disaffection do not present a direct association between them; their independent analysis presents moderate levels in their perception, which put the country’s governance at risk. Political representation is considered adequate within the framework of formal democracy, with democratic disaffection being considered at moderate levels due fundamentally to the growing discontent of the population towards their political representation.
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