Liberal view of democracy

  • Created by: Elena.S
  • Created on: 08-05-17 19:03

Liberal view of democracy

Advantages

  • P: defends freedom; E: public accountability + protection from tyrannical govt; E: Locke - government by consent + right to rebellion
  • P: wider political participation; E: educational benefits (self-development individuals; E: American constitution "we the people"
  • P: inherently interventionist; E: govt. attempts to widen access to political influence entail larger state preventing efficiency of market capitalism; E: Australian compulsory voting - encroachment upon indiv. freedom

Evaluation

Mainly fears liberalism but has some good aspects that aid liberalism

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