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 Sci Advisor P: 3,375 the general definition of the polarization is $\int_{-\infty}^t j dt$ (up to maybe some minus) whose longitudinal part (the expression you gave is only for the longitudinal dielectric function) can be expressed in terms of rho (and q and omega). In linear response rho will be induced by the coupling of the charges to the electromagnetic field V in the hamiltonian proportional to rho V. So the polarization will become proportional to a charge-charge correlation function and all the q´s and omegas flying around can be shown to give the Coulomb factor v.