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Department
Political Science
Course
POL201Y1
Professor
Sophia Moreau
Semester
Winter

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POL201Y - Elections and Representation Feb 7 2011 Voting - lodges sovereignty of the people LEGITIMIZES government, leaders, and legislation Obligates citizens to abide by government laws and policies Voting and elections Modern democracy Representative democracy A decision is only democratic through consensus Direct democracy Referendum piece of policy given to the public for approvaldenial Voting is a matter of delegating someone power on your behalf Expanding the franchise of voting: Male, white, property owners Male, white Male (around WW1) all adult citizens Democracy before worked on extending the franchise to those who were excluded before but thats not how it works now ELECTORAL SYSTEMS - Profoundly affect the outcome of elections because none of them are neutral - Institutionalized uncertainty is a democratic electoral system TWO TYPES OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM 1. Majoritarian System www.notesolution.com
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