Direct Democracies

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  • Created on: 12-09-18 08:54

Direct Democracies

Direct Democracies-Citizens given the opportunity to vote on every decision opposed by the Government.

  • Pleasing the people, creating a generally happy society.
  • Politcially knowledgeable citizens, as everyone is included in the decision.
  • Co-operation, meaning less protests/unrest.
  • Open level of communication between people and Government.
  • Government officials can be recalled, keeping politicians honest.
  • Expensive, education and voting.
  • Minority groups can dictate the majority.
  • Not possible in large countries.
  • Decisions making is slow.
  • Ignorant voting.
  • Self interest voting rather than the good of the rest.
  • Encourages segregation.
  • Corrupted voting due to manipulation. 
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Representitive Democracies

Representitive Democracies- Citizens voting for a representive to make decisions on their behalf, stating their opinions and needs.

  • Effective/easy to manage.
  • Creates well balanced decisions, representitives are made up of people voted by the electrorate, stating different views.
  • Focuses on the majority.
  • People elect their own officials.
  • Better citizen representation- free voice.
  • Easy to address the people's problems.
  • Encourages participation.
  • No repercussions for politicians- just don't vote again.
  • Allows for high participation numbers.
  • Misplaced trust.
  • Officials may serve their own needs before their people's.
  • Encourages deceptive behaviour amongst officials.
  • Focuses on the majority.
  • Often only short term focuses, due to periods of power.
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