Different types of Direct Democracy

Name one type of Direct Democracy and explain it
Referendum>they usually occur when there is an important decision to be made and they are typically yes/no questions./important to secure public consent.> EU referendum 2016 (52% leave - 48% remain)
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Name another type of Direct Democracy and explain it
Petitions>they are used to gain attention from those in Parliament. Once it has recieved 100,000 signatures, it will be discussed in Parliament and they will come to a judgement>current petition is "It should be complulsory to teach G&P at GCSE level
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Name another type of Direct Democracy and explain it
Initiatives>occur mainly in the states(California). Citizens form a petition and if it recieves enough signatures, the government is forced to hold a referendum. This is a way of influencing the government to listen to the people.
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What is another disadvantage of Direct Democracy?
Minority has no say>if every decision is voted on by the people, there will be no beneficial change for people of minority groups, meaning they will always remain a minority.
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What is another advantage of Direct Democracy?
Your vote matters>in other types of democracy such as representative, your vote does not impact how things are ran. DD is when a vote is important to the country, which ignites pride and patriosim.
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Petitions>they are used to gain attention from those in Parliament. Once it has recieved 100,000 signatures, it will be discussed in Parliament and they will come to a judgement>current petition is "It should be complulsory to teach G&P at GCSE level

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Name another type of Direct Democracy and explain it

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Initiatives>occur mainly in the states(California). Citizens form a petition and if it recieves enough signatures, the government is forced to hold a referendum. This is a way of influencing the government to listen to the people.

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Minority has no say>if every decision is voted on by the people, there will be no beneficial change for people of minority groups, meaning they will always remain a minority.

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Your vote matters>in other types of democracy such as representative, your vote does not impact how things are ran. DD is when a vote is important to the country, which ignites pride and patriosim.

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