Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Chapter 1 Vocabulary - ,, selectrulers

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Democracy  is government by the people, either directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections. Direct Democracy  is government in which citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and  select rulers. Representative democracy  is government that derives its powers indirectly from the people, who  elect those who will govern; also called a republic. Constitutional Democracy  is government that enforces recognized limits on those who govern and  allows the voice of the people to be heard through free, fair, and relatively frequent elections. Popular Consent  is the idea that a just government must derive its powers from the people it  governs.  The candidate or party that wins more than half the votes cast in the election is called a  majority . Plurality  is the most votes cast in an election, not necessarily more than half. Social Capital
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course ECON 114 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Bowling Green.

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