Types of democracy

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  • Democracy
    • Totalitarian
      • Citizens granted the right to vote but not able to choose between parties
    • Majoritarian
      • Government is based on majority support.
    • Consensual
      • More conscious and inclusive way to reach out to more groups
    • Pluralist
      • Encourages participation and allows access points.
    • Representative
      • Edmund Burke- not compatible in modern society.
      • Citizens elect representatives to make decisions for them.
    • Parliamentary
      • Executive is elected.
    • Consultative
      • Elements of direct or e- democracy.
    • Direct
      • Origins in Athens 500BC
      • Assembly meetings
        • New England town hall meetings
    • Liberal
      • Free and fair elections and extend right to vote and free speech.

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