UK Democracy

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2005, 2010 and 2015 election turnout
61.4% 65.1% and 66.4% Turnout
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AV referendum
2011. 42% turnout. 62% said no.
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The Age of Majority
18 in the UK. When they are legaly responsible for themselfes, also have the right to vote.
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Apathy
When people can't be bothered to vote.
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Constitutional democracy
a style of governing based on the constitution, ensuring freedom and rights e.g.USA
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Dileberative/discursive democracy
This can be in both direct and representative democracy and is when they carefully consider through disscusion before making policy.
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Democratic Deficit
where the power to make decisions is taken away from the the elected, and goes to people who are not accountable. e.g. Europe
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Digital Democracy
political activity online. e.g. E-Petitions, 38 degrees
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Private members Bill
A proposal by a backbench MP. E.g. EUrope Referendum from eurosceptics within conservative party
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Participation Crisis
When there is low turnout and low pressure group and party membership.
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Pressure Group Membership Stats
Over 50% of the population.
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Plebiscite
A referendum where the outcome could change the constitution. e.g. Scottish independence.
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Pluralist democracy
This is seen as a untipian idea. It encourages free and fair competition between competing intrests. they listen to others opinions, and reach a beneficial compromise for all.
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Police commissioner turnout 2012
15.1% Turnout
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Police Commissioner Turnout 2016
22%-25% Turnout
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UKIP in 2015 General election
One seat for 3.8 million votes.
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2011. 42% turnout. 62% said no.

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AV referendum

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18 in the UK. When they are legaly responsible for themselfes, also have the right to vote.

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When people can't be bothered to vote.

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a style of governing based on the constitution, ensuring freedom and rights e.g.USA

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