Democracy and Participation

What is direct democracy?
The people make fundamental decisions for themselves rather than letting politicians make decisions on their behalf
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Examples of direct democracy in the future and the past?
Ancient Athens and Appenzell Innerrhode Switzerland
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What are the strengths of direct democracy?
Everyone gets a say, people become more up to date with current affairs, Unmediated democracy, political participation, no policy bundling 'pick n mix'
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What are the disadvantages of direct democracy?
Not everyone will vote so it may be biased, low t/o, no professional politicians, some policies will not be fulfilled (2010 lib dem tuition fees but increased them) ,
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What is representative democracy?
Rather than the people ruling themselves, people vote for representatives to make decisions on their behalf
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What are the strengths of representative democracy
People have less
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