Democratic Political Decision Making

Democratic Political Decision Making - majority Control of...

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Democratic Political Decision Making Democratic Values Popular Sovereignty Direct participation. Ex: New England Accountable elites o Need elites who are willing to listen and are able to respond o Need population that is willing to express what it wants Equality Equality of what? Equal opportunity Problem of resources Consultation Peoples must talk with one another and understand where they’re coming from Interaction. Ex: Elites with masses Civil Society- Where this interaction takes place Open government- structures that need to be in place that are open to public participation / influence. Majority Rule Winner take all Consensual decisions Minority Rights All should benefit Cost to majority if there are no minority rights and the minority takes over Madisonian Democracy Concern with government tyranny, tyranny of the minority, and tyranny of the
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Unformatted text preview: majority Control of factions will stop tyranny (Checks and balances) Constitutional Restraints Separation of powers Ministerial Responsibility- Parliamentary System where the people can check the executives power Polarization Culture war theory- people have become polarized in America. Ex: the Church vs. secularism The center holds- politics is seen as polarized, but people in America usually fall in the middle Continuum Democratic ---------------------------------------------------------- Dictatorial The American Hybrid Lives with many principles of democracy as possible Messy but effective Gets policies underway, helps interaction between the mass and the elites Polyarchy Power distributed over many centers Competition for influence over decision making...
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