List advantages and disadvantages indirect democracy

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List advantages and disadvantages indirect democracy

Advantages

  • Realistic, practicable form of democracy
  • Allows a level of popular participation = high level of accountability
  • Recent proportional electoral system has strengthened representative democracy in Scotland and Wales.
  • Politicians posses expert knowledge

Disadvantages

  • Turnout is declining
  • Westminster system is disproportional, therefore unrepresentative
  • Government and politicians often appear remote from the general public.

Evaluation

To conclude, The advantages are of indirect democracy weighs out the disadvantages of indirect democracy 

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