Class Notes 11-8

Class Notes 11-8 - November 8, 2011 Global Challenges:...

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November 8, 2011 Global Challenges: Democracy Today: formal vs. substantive democracy Thursday: transnational dimensions of democracy November 5 th –Libya, Egypt, and Africa (all examples of democratization)—now referred to as Arab Spring, UK and US are also experiencing this. What is Democracy? “…a system of governance in which rulers are held accountable for their actions in the public realm by citizens, acting indirectly though the competition and cooperation of their Formal Democracy: Institutions and Processes Written body of laws, underpinned by constitution, upheld by judiciary An executive body comprising of Prime Minister/President and circle of senior officials responsible for overseeing state bureaucracy A legislature comprised of representatives directly elected to serve by citizens System of checks and balances between the three branches, so that one branch is not too powerful Being Differently Democratic Who has the right to vote, run for office, etc.? Is voting age to high/low?
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course INT STUD 101 taught by Professor Stephenyoung during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Class Notes 11-8 - November 8, 2011 Global Challenges:...

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