Unformatted text preview: so this led to a lottery system 2. Emphasized rotation 3. Only Voted for positions that required expertise iii. Unlimited Political Authority 1. Full popular sovereignty, no checks & balances 2. No individual rights; collective > individual 3. Differences from Modern, Western Democracy a. Many people excluded b. We have representatives, not direct democracy 4. Is Direct Democracy Feasible in a large modern scale? –no 5. Should Modern States strengthen some elements of direct democracy a. Can you really trust the citizens to make such impt. Decisions? i. Issues are complex/linked, ect. b. Too many issues people don’t have time to research c. Extremists would have too much power (oligarchy)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07