Democracy

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1. What is the law of time and numbers?

  • the more citizens a democratic unit contains, the less that citizens can participate directly in government decisions and the more that they must delegate more authority to others'
  • representatives cannot see all of there constituents for the practical reasons of time and numbers
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2. What is a fairer system of voting that majority wins?

  • Lottery voting
  • FPTP

3. Which of the following, according to Dahl's list, is not an opportunity provided for by democracy?

  • inclusion of adults
  • guaranteeing liberty
  • exercising final control over the agenda
  • effective participation
  • equality in voting
  • gaining enlightened understanding

4. Which of the following is not a political institution required by large-scale modern democracy, according to Dahl's list?

  • alternate sources of information
  • elected officials (representative)
  • inclusive citizenship
  • right to bear arms
  • free, fair and frequent elections
  • associational autonomy
  • freedom of expression

5. What does Dahl say about guardianship?

  • 'experts on tap, not on top'
  • 'to govern a state well requires more than scientific knowledge'

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