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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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- Spring '08