Democracy and Participation

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Democracy
Any society / political system in which people are able to influence decision and the government is accountable.
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Legitimacy
The idea that the government holds power as it has a democratic right to i.e. it has been elected. House of Commons is legitimate; House of Lords is not.
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Mandate
The authority to carry out policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election.
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Manifesto
A published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives or views of the issuer, be it an individual, political party or government.
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Liberal Democracy
A form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism i.e. protecting the rights of the individual.
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Direct Democracy
Also known as pure democracy - a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.
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Indirect Democracy
Also known as representative democracy - means that the people elect and sometimes appoint individuals to act upon their behalf.
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The idea that the government holds power as it has a democratic right to i.e. it has been elected. House of Commons is legitimate; House of Lords is not.

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Legitimacy

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The authority to carry out policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election.

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A published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives or views of the issuer, be it an individual, political party or government.

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A form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism i.e. protecting the rights of the individual.

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