Advantages of representative democracy

Advantages of representative democracy

The only practical method in a large complex society where rapid response is needed

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Advantages of representative democracy

Reduce potential of 'tyranny of the majority'

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Advantages of representative democracy

Elections allow representatives to be held to account

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Advantages of representative democracy

Politicians are  in theory better informed than the average citizen

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Advantages of representative democracy

Politicians bring coherence and allow a real choice of representatives, promote debate and encourage a pluralist democracy

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