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Lecture

problems of democracy


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein

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Pol101y- Problems of democracy
Virtues of Democracy
Rules of the game
Managing diversity
Paraphrased by moderating power
Moderates accesses
Adhere to norms of inclusion
Institutionalized uncertainty
Fair degree of uncertainty stabilizes democracy
Allows alteration of power e.g.diff. parties win votes and take over constitution
Variations of democracy
Different regions have diff. types of democracy
Equality : CORE PRINCIPAL OF DEOMOCRACY
1) Equality of opportunity process **equal rights, procedural fairness, rule of law
a.Political equality
b.Procedural democracy
c.Polyarchy (by Robert Dahl)
-public contestation: individuals have ability to contest, argue.
- inclusive participation: everyone enjoy the right equally to contest
2)Equality of outcome **expectation of fair outcome, equity, quality of democracy, re-
distribution
a.Political-economic equity
b.Procedural versus substantive democracy: procedural matter in so far it facilitates
substantive dem.
c.Eg. Democratic welfare state : more just , fair and equal outcome. rise of welfare
state predicts the rise of
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