problems of democracy

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14 Dec 2010
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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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 allows alteration of power e. g. diff. parties win votes and take over constitution.  different regions have diff. types of democracy. Equality of opportunity process **equal rights, procedural fairness, rule of law: political equality, procedural democracy, polyarchy (by robert dahl) Public contestation: individuals have ability to contest, argue. Democratic welfare state : more just , fair and equal outcome. Rise of welfare state predicts the rise of www. notesolution. com.  costs: cost of mobilization, cost of engaging in politics are h igh! The information, weighting different parties in individual mind is high. Challenge two the fallacy of democratic pluralism.  tyranny of the minority privileges minority act. Small but r ich groups practice the power. The flaw in the pluralist heaven is that the heavenly chorus signs with a strong upper-class accent elmer e. schattschneider. Challenge t hree representative = elite democracy.  social networks: parties engaged in politic enjoy dense social networks. Process of climbing up the hierarchy is transparent.

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