Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 I. Democracy, Totalitarianism, and...

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Chapter 5 I. Democracy, Totalitarianism, and Authoritarianism 1. A democracy celebrates the individual rights. 2. Totalitarianism reduces or eliminates individual rights. 3. Most governments are between these two extremes. A. Modern Democracy 1. A democracy is a political system of mass participation, competitive elections, and human and civil rights. 2. Democratic society requires thoughtful citizens, limits on central government power, rule of law, and human and civil rights for citizens. 3. Referendum or direct democracy has mass participation of citizens on all policy questions and citizens directly vote on all matters. 4. Referendum voting citizens directly vote and is effective weather legislation passes or not. B. Representative Democracy 1.representatives are elected to make policy decisions on behalf of citizens. 2. Everyone has equal power because citizens vote on representatives. 3. Mandate is a representative carrying out the specific wishes of the
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Drakulach during the Spring '08 term at Passaic County Community College.

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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 I. Democracy, Totalitarianism, and...

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