Types of Democracy

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  • Types of Democracy
    • Direct Democracy
      • The people themselves make the key decisions
      • Issues
        • Specialist knowledge is required
        • Discrimination
        • Impractical
      • Today
        • Referndums
        • Focus groups
        • E-peititions
      • Advantages
        • The people’s voice is clearly heard
        • Avoid deadlock
        • Great legitimacy
    • Representative Democracy
      • The people elect or choose representatives who make political decisions on their behalf
      • Advantages
        • Representatives are more likely to make rational decisions
        • Mediate conflicting interests
        • Accountable
        • More knowledge than general public
      • Issues
        • Corruption
        • Poor representation of minorities
        • Decisions are made in Westminster

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