Lecture 3 - Democracy

Lecture 3 - Democracy - 9/12/07 Poly Sci Lecture 3...

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9/12/07 Poly Sci Lecture 3 Democracy - What is democracy? - Democracy as a continuum - Democracy and mass participation - Democracy and the protection of individual rights - Three models of democracy o Majoritarian democracy o Elite democracy o Liberal democracy - Critiquing the three models - The bottom line What is Democracy? - Everybody’s ideas and preferences are represented - Direct participation or elected officials who make decisions - Accountability - Transparency - Decisions are made by the majority vote - Rule by the people, or: collective self-rule - A system of governance in which rulers are held accountable by citizens (Schmitter and Karl) - Dahl’s key elements o Elected representatives of the people o Free, fair, and frequent elections o Freedom of expression o Alternative sources of information o Freedom of association o Inclusive citizenship A Democratic System. .. - Allows for the free formulation of preferences. ... o
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course POLI SCI 106 taught by Professor Hererra during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 3 - Democracy - 9/12/07 Poly Sci Lecture 3...

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