- Created by: Harriet Nichols
- Created on: 04-03-14 14:00
Democracy is 'rule by the people' or 'people power'. The term has its origind in the greek word demokratia- a union of demos (people) and Kratos (power).
A democrtic system of government gives citizens a sat in choosing the politicans and in some cases even the policies that will shape their everyday life.
Diect Democracy is where citizens are given a direct input into the decision making process.
YES--- Elected representavtives often enjoy length terms in office of up to 5 years (due to the fixed term parliment). Referndums and recalls make them more directly accountable betweenelections thereby enhancing representative democracy.
YES--- Many MPs simply toe the party lime and do as the whips tell, Them rather than thinking for themselves and/or reresenting the interests of their consituents. Incorporating elements of direct democracy would remind the representatvives of who they were elected to serve.
YES--- Conventional representatives democracy…