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Unformatted text preview: a sense of community is absent, and social justice because it is not achieved through a participating public. The other form of democracy he describes as Direct Democracy includes the subsets of Unitary Democracy, which is a form where issues are settled unanimously in a collective interest, and Strong Democracy, which solves conflict through participatory process through self-legislation. Unitary Democracy has its weaknesses; it still has a dependency on representation with an added risk of coercive consensualism through its unitary collectivism. Thus is can ultimately be inferred that a Strong Democracy is the most legitimate because it limits conformity through deliberation, decision making, and action through the input of the individual public without the demanded need for representation, thereby supplying citizens with freedom, equality, and social justice....
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- Spring '09
- Democracy, Direct democracy, Deliberative democracy, barber, Representative democracy, strong democracy