POLS - 10 - POLS110 Objectives Examinethedifferentways

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POLS 110 03/11/2009 11:30:00 Objectives Examine the different ways What does democracy mean to you? Liberal Democracy  Democracy is a contested term Does it mean anything more? What is its etymology - Korea is supposedly a democracy - it was the proper term used to describe all political systems with a positive  connotation - can refer to a number of different things institutions, elections - what offends us in Afghanistan is that they have the temerity to call themselves  a democracy yet 1/3 of the results are fraudulent - Is the term being stretched beyond all sort of recognition - demos – assembly, rule of the people - in Ancient Greece the highest level of political organization was the council of  500  - “Democratic government means people freely chosen  by  and responsible  to  the  governed” – John Plamenatz
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POLS - 10 - POLS110 Objectives Examinethedifferentways

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