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Democracy?
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Originated in Master
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Greece
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· Government
Second level of the people: everybody has the
opportunity to participate in politics
· Third level
· Government by the people: people make the
· Fourth level
decisions (direct democracy) and it's when the
· government
Fifth level is guided primarily by public opinion
· Government for the people: whoever governs
does so with the people in mind. All sections of
society are taken into account (representative
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Importance
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Establishes
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· Democracy
Second level protects minority groups as all groups
have access to the political process and have
· equal
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· Democracy
Fourth level controls governmental power as
governments are held accountable to the people
· Fifth
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Political participation is encouraged as people
have the opportunity to take part in politics and
be informed on issues
· Power is more widely dispersed preventing
corruption of those in power
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Problems
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Someto societies are governed
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religious guidelines, with the people wanting to
· Second level
be governed in this form. E.g. Islamic States
· Third
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Decisive action may be needed and democratic
· systems slow down decision making, e.g. in WW2
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the UK government reduced citizens democratic
· Fifth
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· Small countries may believe that facing other
issues, such as the economy, is more important
that becoming democratic, e.g. Zambia
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· Blair introduced
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Secondpromote
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political participation and community
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­ Be more aware of political issues and voting
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­ Actively involved in issue important to them
· Fifth level in community action
­ Involved
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Deficit
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· Falling
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­ 1979: 76% 2001: 59.4% 2010: 65.2%
· Second level
· Party membership(all parties) has been falling:
· Third level
­ 1980: 1,693,156 (4.12% of electorate)
· Fourth
­ 1998: level
840,000 (1.92% of electorate)
· ­ 2008:
Fifth 476,000 (0.95% of electorate)
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· Partisan dealignment: Research/studies have
shown that people identify less with political
parties than they used to and less people are
interested in party politics in general
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