Unformatted text preview: Legitimacy Coercive Force Rules Matter Helps determine who wins Who wins can often shape the rules Democracy & Federalism What is a democracy? Direct Democracy – where the people can participate in making governmental decisions – (referendums, town meetings) Representative Democracy – the people choose the people who make decisions for them – Congress; President – Interesting – the number and types of representative that we have American Democracy -focus on individualism and equality-majority rule but concerned with minority rights-elections, free speech, participation, information...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PS 110 taught by Professor Scottj.lasley during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.
- Spring '08