- What is democracy?
- Power is ultimately in the hands of the majority.
- Direct democracy is when citizens make decisions themselves eg. ancient Greece.
- Representative democracy is where we elect MP's to make decisions on our behalf.
- Representatives have some accountability to their electorate but it is unclear whether they should take into account voters opinions when making decisions.
- The UK is a de facto representative democracy meaning the authority stems from the whole adult population in a free and fair election.
- In a Parliamentary democracy, the legislature and the executive are elected at the same time.