Lecture 3_students - Democracy Click to edit Master...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Democracy PS361 / August 25
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Outline n Democracy - Concept and institutional requirements - Modern trend of democracy - Measurement of democracy
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Democracy n What is democracy?
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Democracy n What is democracy? : From Greek word demokratia = demos (common people) + kratos (rule) l rule of many people : “All the members are to be treated as if they were equally qualified to participate in the process of making decisions about the policies” (Dahl) l Political equality
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Democracy n Political equality : Equal access to information (both producing and consuming) : Equal access to agenda-setting : Equal access to decision-making Agenda-setting Decision-making Implementation Information Information
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Institutional requirements of democracy n Elections : Representative democracy : (Indirect) participation in agenda-setting and decision-making n Freedom of ( ) : Issue mobilization (efficient access to agenda-setting) : Campaign and education (efficient access to information) i.e. Political parties
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course POLIT SCI 361 taught by Professor Kyunghan during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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