Democracy and Participation Part 1

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Decentralisation
The process of spreading power away from the centre both towards devolved governments and to local government.
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Democratic deficit
A collective term for the features of the political system which do not conform to, or fall short of, the normal criteria for a true democracy.
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Direct Democracy
A form of democracy where the people themselves have control over how the country should be ran
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e-democracy
A name used to describe the growing tendency for democracy to be carried to be carried out online in the form of e-petitions and other online campaigns
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mandate
The principle, operating in the Uk, whereby a party that has been elected into govt has the authority of the electorate to carry out its manifesto commitments.
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Elitism
A description of a society or political where power and influence are concentrated in the hands of few people and organisations
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Formal equality
The aspects of equality that are established by law.
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Franchise / Suffrage
The right to vote
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Group politics
Political decision making involves mediating between competing demands of different groups
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Hyperpluralism
The rapid growth in the number of interest and campaign groups operating in modern democracies
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Limited govt
The power of govt have strict limits and these limits will be enforced by the judiciary and legal system
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Lobbying
Pressure group activity to promote causes and interests
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Manifesto
Statement made of a party's agreed policies produced in the election process to inform the public
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Pluralism
Wide variety of beliefs, religions and life styles can flourish in society and there are likely to be many parties and associations active and power is widely dispersed, people have diff. channels for info and there if 'open competition for power'.
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Promotional group
Association whose goal is to promote a particular cause or set of beliefs or values. Seek to promote favourable legislation and bring an issue to political agenda
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Redress of Grievance
The practice of taking up the case of an individual who feel they have suffered from an injustice by govt or state
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Representative Democracy
Democracy where people elect representatives who make political decisions for them and reps are accountable for what they do
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Sectional Group
Association which has an identifiable membership or supporting group that represent a section of society and mainly concerned with own interests
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Think Tank
Organisation whose role is to undertake research into various aspects of public policy. Financed by govt or private sources and are used by decision makers to inform their policy deliberation. May be neutral or have a political axe to grind.
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A collective term for the features of the political system which do not conform to, or fall short of, the normal criteria for a true democracy.

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Democratic deficit

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A form of democracy where the people themselves have control over how the country should be ran

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A name used to describe the growing tendency for democracy to be carried to be carried out online in the form of e-petitions and other online campaigns

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The principle, operating in the Uk, whereby a party that has been elected into govt has the authority of the electorate to carry out its manifesto commitments.

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