Democracy

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Define Democracy
A description of various political systems with the purpose of government serving the interests of the people
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What does Democracy do
1. Establishes and Protects freedom. 2. Protects Minorities. 3. Controls Government power. 4.Encourages political participation.
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Define Political Participation
Opportunities for the people to become involved in the political process
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Give 4 ways of increasing political participation
1. Voting can be made compulsory. 2. Reduce the voting age from 18 to 16. 3. Make voting easier; introduce internet or text voting. 4. Encourage E-Democracy
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What is Direct Democracy?
DD involves any form of direct contact that government makes with the people.
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What is a referendum?
A vote where the people are asked to determine an important political or constitutional issue directly
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Define Representation
The political idea where people elect or appoint representatives to make decisions on their behalf
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What is a "Democratic Deficit?"
A time where there is signs of lack of democratic accountability and loss of control over decision making
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What does Democracy do

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1. Establishes and Protects freedom. 2. Protects Minorities. 3. Controls Government power. 4.Encourages political participation.

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Define Political Participation

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Give 4 ways of increasing political participation

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What is Direct Democracy?

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