POLS - 11 - POLS 04/11/200913:33:00

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POLS  04/11/2009 13:33:00 Direct vs. Representative Democracy – Democracy As Process  - assumptions that underlie direct democracy   - indirect/direct democracy – most forms of direct democracy are more of a  nuance than something relatively obvious - advantages of direct democracy can be summarized  - cost effective - avoids politicians – makes clear will of people - encourages participation (if your participating you have to have knowledge-  civic literacy) - true reflection of public  disadvantages  - mob rule (too much power to people) - role of expertise – politicians generally have a higher degree of knowledge  (balance of expertise and knowledge) - difficult to implement    Liberal Democracy – freedom from(negative) often associated with the word  liberty, freedom to(positive) - personal freedom – silence of the law
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