GP1.1 - Democracy&Participation - Definitions

Representative Demoacracy
The people elect a representative on their behalf e.g. MP's
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Direct Democracy
Decisions made direct by the people, active e.g. referendums, inititatives
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Legitimacy
The legal right to make a decision and take action, elected OR regimented
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Mandate
The legitimacy given to carry out promised action, usually through election
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The franchise
Those with the right to vote
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Suffrage
The right to vote
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Democratic deficit
Undemocratic processes or elected officials not effectively being held to account
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Participation crisis
A lack of participation leading to the legitimacy of democracy being undermined
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Pressure Group
Organisations putting pressure on those in power to achieve their aims
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Sectional Pressure Group
Groups campaigning for the interest of one section of society
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Causal Pressure Group
Groups that campaign for an issue effecting all of society or on behalf of others
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Insider v Outsider Pressure Group
In - Works with members of the government or has a direct voice. Outsider - Campaign from the outside, usually on purpose
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Decisions made direct by the people, active e.g. referendums, inititatives

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Direct Democracy

Card 3

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The legal right to make a decision and take action, elected OR regimented

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Card 4

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The legitimacy given to carry out promised action, usually through election

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Card 5

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Those with the right to vote

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