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    There are two different understandings of democracy: direct democracy (the rule of many) and representative democracy. The US government uses representative democracy‚ everyone is given their own power‚ even if it’s as minimal as voting for a leader to represent you. The Framers of the Constitution believed a direct democracy would lead to people following the popular opinion instead of the common good for the nation. Despite being run on a democracy‚ people have separate views of how the government

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    The representatives form an independent ruling body (for an election period) charged with the responsibility of acting in the people’s interest‚ but not as their proxy representatives nor necessarily always according to their wishes‚ but with enough authority to exercise swift and resolute initiative in the face of changing circumstances. Moreover‚ democracies in the modern and contemporary world as so called since the representatives are voted for by the people. Such a method makes them solely accountable

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    known as a Representative Democracy. The Openstax American Government textbook describes a Democracy as a political system in which people govern themselves (pg. 8). This system can come in the form of a Representative Democracy or a Direct Democracy. Direct Democracies are ones in which the citizens themselves participate directly in making laws (pg. 14). This type of government occurred in Ancient Athens. The United States Government‚ on the other hand‚ comes in the Representative Democracy form. This

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    Essay Title – Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of representative vs direct democracy Democracy is a word known to most persons today‚ in the Western world atleast‚ and almost always has positive connotations associated with it. Indeed from far left to far right‚ democracy has been proclaimed and embraced by political parties‚ indeed for a party to profess democracy is seen as necessary to its claim of legitimacy. The word democracy derives from the Greek prefix ’Demos ’ which could be seen

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    main strengths of Representative democracy? Representative democracy is a form of democracy which emerged in the 17th century that implements the majority of citizens in a state are represented by a minority of office holders‚ in the UK we have Representative Democracy through Parliament. Citizens are represented by Members of Parliament who are elected through their constituencies. Representative democracy is considered a more effective form of government than direct democracy because of the following

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    Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy The term Democracy is derived from two Greek words‚ demos‚ meaning people‚ and kratos‚ meaning rule. These two words form the word democracy which means rule by the people. Aristotle‚ and other ancient Greek political philosophers‚ used the phrase‚ `the governors are to be the governed’‚ or as we have come to know it‚ `rule and be ruled in turn’. The two major types of democracy are Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Clearly

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    A Representative democracy is define as The form of government that rests on the principle of the people being represented by individuals they elect;it is government that holds the belief that elected officials represent the people. Countries that have representative democracies include the United Kingdom‚ Canada‚ and Australia. A Representative Democracy is the only type of governance that provides the order of having a hierarchy with the satisfaction of the people having control. Representative

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    Democracy‚ also known as democratic government‚ is essentially a government by the people. It is a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people‚ but sometimes exercised indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed during elections. Democracy differs from other types of government.For example‚ absolute monarchy‚ in which an individual holds all the power‚ or oligarchy‚ in which a few individuals hold all the power. There

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    So‚ the question asks are elections good for democracies? When I analyze this question‚ I immediately think about the word democracy and the type of democracy that is implemented within the U.S. The website “whatisdemocracy.net” describes democracy as the government by the people. The website also explains how people should be able to have their say in one way or another in everything that affects their lives. Which Is why democracy is either direct (by every member of a community having the possibility

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    Liberal democracy is a form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of liberalism‚ i.e. protecting the rights of the individual‚ which are generally enshrined in law. It is characterised by fair‚ free‚ and competitive elections between multiple distinct political parties‚ a separation of powers into different branches of government‚ the rule of law in everyday life as part of an open society‚ and the equal protection of human rights‚ civil rights‚ civil liberties

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