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Unformatted text preview: HILD 7B LECTURE 1/11/08- revolutionary questions: philosophy vs practice of democracy- how to govern society- how to have democratic rule- who would participate in democracy A. Democracy- direct democracy: rule of the people; open discussion, direct voting on significant issues, public discussion of all policy- representative democracy- periodic election of representatives through reps/electors of electoral college- representatives then decide all matter of public policy- voting/elections become critical public performance of representative democracy- determining/judging criteria & status of being a voter- 1971 age limit from 21 to 18- constitutional democracy- enshrines representative democracy, constitution changes over 200 years- eligibility to vote- majority of active voters rule (representation)- how is minority treated?- differences between voters & those excluded from voting B. Citizenship- def: full membership in a community in which one lives, rights & reciprocal duties in community...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HILD 7B taught by Professor Shah during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08