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- Democracy and participation
- The rightful use of power in accordance with preset criteria or widely-held agreement
- Direct democracy
- All individuals express their opinions themselves and not through an elected official on their behalf. Referendums.
- Representative democracy
- A more modern form of democracy where an elected official represents people and makes decisions on their behalf
- Pluralist democracy
- A type of democracy in which a government makes decisions as a result of the interpplay of various ideas from contrasting groups and arguments.
- Democratic deficit
- A flaw in the democratic system where decisions are taken by those who lack legitimacy, not having been appointed with sufficient democratic authority or accountability
- Participation crisis
- A lack of engagement by a significant number or group of people to relate to the political prrocess. Could be by abstaining from voting or a lack of party membership
- Franchise / suffrage
- The ability to vote in public elections and referendums
- Think tanks
- A body of experts brought together to collectively focus on a certain topic to investigate and offer solutions to economic, social and political issues
- Paid by clients to try and influence the government and MPs and members of the HOL to act in their interests.
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