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    • PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY (Government of the people)
      • Everyone has the opportunity to participate
        • Many remain politically inactive, but majority are active
      • Not limited to standing for elected office/voting in elections
        • Includes activity in parties and pressure groups, also.
      • It is said that if we don't participate in democracy, democracy will fail
      • Hereditary monarchs
        • Not properly governed
      • Autocratic rulers
        • Not properly governed
    • DIRECT DEMOCRACY (Government by the people)
      • The people make the important decisions that effect them
      • Entails constant referendums + direct consultation process
      • Can refer to a government that is sensitive to public opinion
      • All democratic governments consult the people
    • REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY (Government for the people)
      • Governors acknowledge broad interests of the people
        • Don't govern their own interests
        • Don't concern themselves with one section
      • Takes into account all of society
      • Direct democracy is not feasible, so we use representatitives
      • MPs and Ministers are accountable
      • Establishes and protects freedom
        • Protects minorities in a 'pluralistic democracy'
      • Controls government power through accountability
        • Encourages popular participation, as voting can remove failing governments
          • Popular participation keeps the public informed
      • Disperses power more widely


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