Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - 1 What makes a political system a democracy a...

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1. What makes a political system a democracy? a. Definition of Democracy: a Democracy is a political system in which regular elections exist in which two or more competing groups or individuals contend for control of the government. b. A reasonable percent (for example, over 80%) of adult (males?) are eligible to vote in the elections c. The competition is reasonably fair with competitors having relatively similar access to the media and with a free press and free speech. d. Criticism should be fair, fairly equal access to polling e. Is campaign funding fair? A law tried to even it out, but presidents say they may or
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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