Democracy arguments

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  • Democracy arguments.
    • Robertson said democracy is a vague term and must be accompanied eg. liberal.
    • In Switzerland and USA refernda (led by the government) and initiatives led by private citizens are used.
    • Labour began to use e-democracy via online chats with MP's
    • Coleman said e democracy is a gimmick and traditional representative is the norm.
    • Edmund Burke said an MP must be true to their own conscience
    • Hancock suggested participatory democracy as a compromise
    • Heywood stated that the UK is a liberal democracry meaning that the government is fairly limited in its control of citizens.
    • Lord Hailsham suggested the existence of an elective dictatorship.
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