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Department
Political Studies
Course
POLS 110
Professor
Jonathan W Rose
Semester
Fall

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Politics Class 15 Representative vs. Direct democracy democracy as limited participation - Representative democracy is indirect democracy - Participation is limited to the act of voting – choosing who will rule of their behalf. - Mirror representation: taking a group of Canadians and create a group of 108 representatives in Parliament; this does not exist in Canada. - Represents rarely the make-up of who we are because voter participation is limited. - What value is there in R.D if the choice is so limited? Representative vs. Direct democracy democracy as process - Assumptions that underlie direct democracy - Cooperative/collaborative - Kabutz = an Israeli collective farming enterprise where all residents share responsibilities equally - WestJet airlines = ‘we’re WestJetters too.’ - Democracy asks more of the individual on an everyda
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