Unit 1 - Democracy

  • Created by: Ellie Rae
  • Created on: 09-04-17 14:08
Democracy
A government ruled by the people.
1 of 23
Legitimacy
Conformity to the law or to rules.
2 of 23
Pluralism
A condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.
3 of 23
Representative Democracy
A government in which the people elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people. (United States has this democracy.)
4 of 23
Direct Democracy
A form of government in which the people make the decisions without a leader (Greece has this type of democracy.)
5 of 23
Liberal Democracy
A form of democracy based on regular elections & representative institutions. It lays great stress on individual freedom and limited role of government.
6 of 23
Constitutional Democracy
A government that enforces recognised limits on those who govern and allows the voice of the people to be heard through free, fair, and relatively frequent elections.
7 of 23
Elected Dictatorship
A state in which Parliament is dominated by the government of the day.
8 of 23
Parliamentary Democracy
A form of goverment in which voters elect representatives to a law making body called parliament.
9 of 23
Pluralists Democracy
Within a Pluralist Democracy political power is widely distributed in society rather than concentrated in just one or a few locations. Different political beliefs are tolerated and are allowed to flourish - more than one political party is allowed.
10 of 23
One Person, One Vote
A system of voting in which every person in a group or country has the right to cast their vote, and in which each individual's vote is counted and has equal value.
11 of 23
Referendum
A vote in which the public can express a view on a particular issue. It is a form of Direct Democracy because everyone in the country gets a single vote to decide what should happen. For example - Brexit and the Scottish Referendum.
12 of 23
Devolution
When supreme power delegates power to subordinates.
13 of 23
Accountability
Being answerable to a higher authority.
14 of 23
Un-enfranchised
Not granted or not allowed to exercise political rights (as suffrage).
15 of 23
Non-voting
Not having or using a vote.
16 of 23
Deliberative Democracy
A democracy in which the public's interest is decided through debate, discussion and argument, amongst representatives.
17 of 23
Digital Democracy
A form of direct democracy that uses information technologies and communication technologies and strategies for political and governance processes. For example - e-petitions.
18 of 23
Secret Ballot
Anonymous voting method that helps to make elections fair and honest.
19 of 23
Fixed Term Parliaments
An Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that introduced fixed-term elections to the Westminster parliament. Under the provisions of the Act, parliamentary elections must be held every five years, beginning in 2015.
20 of 23
Participation Crisis
The view that declining levels of political participation in the uk threatened to undermine its democratic system.
21 of 23
Jury
A group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law.
22 of 23
Citizen
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community.
23 of 23

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Conformity to the law or to rules.

Back

Legitimacy

Card 3

Front

A condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

A government in which the people elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people. (United States has this democracy.)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A form of government in which the people make the decisions without a leader (Greece has this type of democracy.)

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Government & Politics resources:

See all Government & Politics resources »See all Democracy resources »