LCW on what grounds do liberals support democracy 15 marks

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  • On what grounds do liberals support democracy? (15 marks)
    • Is viewed as a sound basis for democracy.
      • Balances limited government with popular consent.
    • It can be seens as a protection against authoritarianism and arbitrary government within the frame work of a codified constitution and a Bill of Rights.
    • Liberal pluralists argue that democracy is essential in modern complex societies.
      • It gives competing groups a political hearing, promoting political participation and binding them to a stable political system that promotes freedom.
  • J.S.Mill believed in development democracy, as primarily an educational and participatory experiance
    • Extension of the franchise
    • On what grounds do liberals support democracy? (15 marks)
      • Is viewed as a sound basis for democracy.
        • Balances limited government with popular consent.
      • It can be seens as a protection against authoritarianism and arbitrary government within the frame work of a codified constitution and a Bill of Rights.
      • Liberal pluralists argue that democracy is essential in modern complex societies.
        • It gives competing groups a political hearing, promoting political participation and binding them to a stable political system that promotes freedom.
  • Liberals have argue that there should be 'no taxation without representation' and that at least limited democracy flowed from this.
    • Further extended under universal suffrage.

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