POSC 100 Final

POSC 100 Final - POSC 100 Final Direct democracy- a form of...

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POSC 100 Final Direct democracy- a form of democracy in which political power is exercised by the citizens without representatives acting of their behalf Majoritarian democracy- form of democracy where representatives are elected through the majority of the people Liberal democracy- a form of representative democracy where the ability of the elected representatives is subject to the rule of law and usually moderated by a constitution Madisonian Democracy- A composite democracy that blends a majoritarian democracy in some areas with protection of minorities and individual rights in other areas. Checks are placed on majoritarian power in order to minimize the possibility of abuses or tyrannical uses of power. Success: kept the majority from taking over the minority Failure: made it too easy for the minority to block majority rule Federalist #10: Mischief of Faction- Madison questioned why government did what the majority wanted rather than following the principles of justice. Factions are good because they gives people the right to express themselves, but they can also be a form of oppressive government. If a faction gains full control it will use the government to advance itself at the expense of others (minorities). Tyranny of the Majority- the potential of the majority to monopolize power for its own gain to the detriment
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