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Direct Democracy

Advantages/Benefits ( Disadvantages/criticisms)
o Genuine Democracy ­ only pure type. Makes o Problems of scale ­ modern day electorates
people obey laws as they made them ­ have are too large
to take responsibility for their actions. o Tyranny of the Majority ­ in a direct

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o Direct Democracy ­ Unmediated control over o Biased Media ­ unfairly influence campaign.
decision making. Views properly represented E.g. if referendum on Euro, most UK
o Political Education awareness of politics. newspapers are eurosceptic and would not
Better informed. debate about the issue. support it.
o Responsive govt ­…


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