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Lecture 10

Political Science Lecture 10a institutionalizing democracy

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

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Political Science 1G06 2013 Lecture 10a Institutionalizing DemocracyOur political system is a Representative Democracy rather than a Direct democracyElected representatives in government are supposed to give voice to the will of the peopleQuestionHow do you link Democracy with representationHow do you ensure that a single government of a few hundred elected officials is representative of the Will of the entire peopleHow do you filter down from the votes of millions into the voices of the fewThe institutional mechanism chosen to sort millions of votes into a few hundred representatives is profoundly politicalDickerson and Flanagan The result obtained from an election depends upon the method that is emplo
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