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ALL citizens run their government DIRECTLY.All citizens get together and VOTE for all laws, taxes and government actions.Happens in some small towns in America for their municipal government.INDIRECT Democracy ALL citizens VOTE for their government leaders.The elected leaders run the government FOR the people.This is also called ‘Representative Democracy’ OR a ‘Republic.’Page 1 of 3
Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution .’Section 2.2- Institutional Models of DemocracyMentor Note: There are two models, or blueprints, of democracy: the majoritarian model (majoritarianism) and the pluralist model (pluralism). To explain, imagine going to the doctor witha cough, a fever, and a sore throat. The doctor questions you about your symptoms to diagnosewhat is making you sick. Majoritarianism and pluralism are like different sets of questions we can ask to ‘diagnose’ a government as democratic or not.Compare models the democracy in the chart below:Fill out the following table to compare two models of democracy by considering their stances on a variety of statements. The first column states a belief or assumption. The second column is forthe majoritarian model and the third column is for the pluralist model. For each statement, if you think the statement represents the model write or type ‘yes”, if you do not believe the statement represents the model write or type ‘no’. Belief or AssumptionMajoritarian ModelPluralist ModelAssumes people are interested in politicsxAssumes people are knowledgeable about politicsx

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