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Department
Political Science
Course
POLSCI 1G06
Professor
Todd Alway
Semester
Fall

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Political Science Lecture ­ 2A Democracy ­ Liberal democracy is the only government that works ­ Most critics believe most countries aren’t democratic enough ­ Democracy is vilified as opposed to praised ­ How has democracy been institutionalized o Favored in most society ­ Two types of democracy ­  Direc : Participatory, we make the laws collectively excluding no one. ­ Athens was a participatory democracy, the assembly would decide all the politics  (everyone would come) o Everyone was free to speak their minds to reach consensus (was a council  of 500 to design assembly) ­ No distinction between government and the governed, they are interchangeable ­ Everyone was a politician, people appointed to specialization ­ We today have a few direct or “participatory” democratic procedures. o Referendum (we only did 3) o Initiatives (Petitions, enough signatures that government must discuss) o Recall mechanism, if a certain amount of people disagree they can recall  for a new election ­ Only reason this worked in Athens is because elite class was aware of all issues,  where the slaves did all the work and were not cared for in the political process ­ It was based upon treating everyone equal, when in reality they were not ­ Ship of the State Analogy o Sailing a ship (No GPS, no compass, etc.) was very difficult back then, all  people on the ship say that they had enough and everyone wants a say, but  not all of them are specialist
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