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plsc20hw6_representation - Representation: The Goal of...

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Representation: The Goal of Democracy A normative goal of democracy that underpins most of the actions of a democratic state is representation. A democratic state can really foster a high level of representation in its government if it realizes that with the benefits of achieving greater representation, many trade- offs are made as well. To achieve this goal, a government needs to boast a very stable party system, wherein party ideals are clearly defined. The core ideals of a party system that aims for representation of a majority of its citizens are as follows: the party system needs to ensure that political minorities have access to the government, society must have the ability to demand a wide range of services from the government, and the government needs to be open to the formation of many new, opposition parties in a multiparty system. Ensuring minorities an equal chance to participate in government and allowing citizens to be actively involved in the electoral process allows the government to interact with its citizens. The greater access the government allows for the common man, the greater representation is bound to be within that given state. Generally, giving all citizens a say in government leads to the formation of many parties (i.e. a
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