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DEFINITION — Direct Democracy

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Direct democracy (also known as pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.

Direct democracy might entail passing executive decisions, making laws, directly electing or dismissing officials.

It is better than representative democracy as it limits the participation of corrupt and incompetent politicians.

it is still not a good form of government as it allows the non-qualified to participate.

 

 

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Written by solutions777

August 11, 2015 at 3:28 am

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  1. It’s becoming more and more feasible because of communication technology. Most people in the UK have the internet and mobile phones, which allow you to vote with the touch of a button in a low-cost way. But whether it’s a good or bad thing doesn’t matter because it will never be allowed to happen. Direct democracy would eliminate the need for so many politicians, and it’s the politicians that would have to give this the go-ahead. People in power never relinquish the power freely.

    dankeeling1

    August 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

    • Irrelevant. As long as the non-qualified are allowed to vote, no form of democracy will produce a superior government.

      solutions777

      August 11, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      • But in this case, “non-qualified” refers to everyone in the world, because no-one can be an expert about everything (which is what politics is). The last thing we need is a technocracy. People should have a say about the things that will affect them – which is why power should be devolved so that local governments can make decisions for the community, as opposed to Scotland, Wales, and the English Regions being run from London HQ.

        dankeeling1

        August 12, 2015 at 10:17 am


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