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'Demos' 'Kratis' - rule by the people. A type of political system that involves active participation of citizens, Lincoln 'of, by, for the people'; often through open discussion and debate - free flow of info. Gov. accountable.
Democracy
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Government/regime/institution/individual holds mandate to govern/exercise power - usually bestowed through elections e.g. May 2015. However can be contested e.g. Tories 34% majority thus more pple don't want them and protests against their legitimacy
Legitimacy
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Type/style of democracy where pple make important political decisions e.g. Constitutional - Scottish Referendum, moral - Irish Gay Marriage. May be consulted instead - public consultations e.g. Drivers Licence Fees July 2014.
Direct Democracy
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Type/style of democracy where people elect/appoint representatives to make decisions for them e.g. UK. Includes pressure groups, political parties, MPs and Gov., legislature and election process. These bodies are accountable to the people.
Representative Democracy
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The process through which a representative democracy occurs - political parties, free elections, MPs and government, the legislature. All elected/appointed to represent. Also the social representation of people in an institution.
Representation
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Associations (loose/formal) who seek to influence decision makers - may put up candidates for election but not to get power. Further interests of sections of society and causes e.g. BBA, Green Peace, Liberty.
Pressure Group
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A national/regional/local vote on a key political issue e.g. constitutional - Scotts Ref. Single question with Y/N answer considered binding. "Should Scotland be an independent country?".
Referendum
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Type/Style of democracy where rights and liberties are respected through strong constitutional frameworks and the rule of law.
Liberal Democracy
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Type of liberal democracy where parliament is the sovereign power and concentrated centrally.
Parliamentary Democracy
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When many citizens take part in political activity e.g. minimal receiving info and voting or deep by becoming an MP also pressure groups and consultations.
Political Participation
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