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

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

3. What does Dahl say about guardianship?

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

4. Where can this passage be found: 'we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'?

  • American Declaration of Independence
  • American Bill of Rights

5. Quote showing that democracy protects from tyranny of the majority?

  • 'majority might does not make majority right'
  • 'rule by all or rule by none'


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