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POL 2101 – CANADIAN POLITICSWhat is the democratic ideal?Process? Outcome?
What is the “public interest”?What is “good”?What should citizens measure as “good” government actions?
Why youth don’t vote?
How can we live together? What does the best political society look like? What are the terms underwhich human beings should live with one another?Answer? Democracy.Types of democracy:1.Direct democracy:A form of democracy in which citizens are directly involved in making the governingdecisions2.Representative democracy:A form of democracy in which citizens elect representatives to makedecisions on their behalf
3.Plebiscitary democracy:The use ofreferendums,initiativesandrecall proceduresas an alternative towhat some view as the elite-oriented nature of representative democracy.4.Deliberative democracy :A form of democracy in which governing decisions are made based ondiscussions by citizens5.Liberal democracy :A political system in which the powers of government are limited by law, the rightsof the people to freely engage in political activity are well established, and fair elections are held tochoose those who make governing decisions.Canadian political system:Responsible government:A form of government in which the political executive must retain the confidence of the electedlegislature and must resign or call an election if and when it is defeated on a vote of non-confidence.Responsible governmentrefers to agovernmentthat isresponsibleto the people. InCanada responsible governmentis more commonly described as an executive or Cabinetthat is dependent on the support of an elected assembly, rather than on the monarch. (Wiki)Responsible government refers to a government that is responsible to the people.In Canada responsible government is more commonly described as an executive orCabinetthat is dependent on the support of an elected assembly, rather than onthemonarch. It originated in Canada in the 1830s and became an important partofConfederation. It’s the method by which Canada achieved independence withoutrevolution.

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Term
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Professor
TurgeonLuc
Tags
Government, Democracy, Westminster system, responsible government

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