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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    Don't you think the remit for referendums and representative democracy is too small? It's kind of, public opinion and that's it
    I thought so until I checked past papers it's been an essay question before...how they improve democracy / complement democracy and come up a couple of times


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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    I thought so until I checked past papers it's been an essay question before...how they improve democracy / complement democracy and come up a couple of times


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    ahh okay, what would you write?
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    (Original post by fkaclocksx)
    elections , good luck for tomorrow
    I will really need it. Thank you.
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    I personally do with reference to how we use referendums as well or something along those lines
    Britain is more of a consultative democracy


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    What kinda Qu is that lol
    That's hard
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    anyone else doing democracy and pressure groups?
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    (Original post by nuradean)
    anyone else doing democracy and pressure groups?
    Elections and PG
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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    ahh okay, what would you write?
    So for referendums complimenting democracy id say they do as:
    Gov didn't have to make controversial decision that could backfire and the accountability lies with the people
    Electorate more likely to accept the decision if they have made it themselves
    Electorate are better informed/educated and so will want to take part
    Don't need to go through line of communication

    They do not:
    Tyranny of the majority
    Express dissatisfaction of go of the day
    People may not understand the issue in question
    Extensive use undermines representative democracy

    And then would it improve democracy
    Yes:
    Make population politically active between gen elections - increase turnout
    More suited for ethical issues eg War
    Issues that divide parties can make public decide
    can be used at local level
    Make gov less elitist less of an elected dictatorship
    Good for major decisions eg constitutional changes, eu, electoral reform

    No:
    Apathy
    Campaigns cost a lot
    Lack of public knowledge
    Extensive use undermines rep democracy + parliament role
    Biased media can influence
    Express dissatisfaction of gov of the day
    MPs are more qualified to make decisions

    Greater use of direct democracy?
    Yes:
    Genuine democracy in action
    With participation creates a true view of citizens no distinction between gov and citizens - not elitist
    Limited trust/confidence in representatives - expense scandals - direct democracy removes distortion
    Expand greater legitimacy to the gov and its actions eg more wider use of referendums

    No:
    More of an ideal aspiration than practically possible
    There is a need for experts who can make informed decisions and have a long term view of society
    Apathy
    Constant reference and involvement of public may create political instability/ crisis/ polarise opinion/grid lock
    Undermines parliament/ representative democracy
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    Is anyone else doing democracy and elections?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    What kinda Qu is that lol
    That's hard
    It's not as hard as you think! Check what I wrote to someone else I answered the question for you so you can expand on it ☺️


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    (Original post by JessieTaylor98)
    Is anyone else doing democracy and elections?
    Yeah bro


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    can somebody give me points for these 25's

    is the uk a 'liberal' democracy?
    recent attempts to improve democracy?
    what effect has social media had on pressure groups?
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    (Original post by nuradean)
    can somebody give me points for these 25's

    is the uk a 'liberal' democracy?
    recent attempts to improve democracy?
    what effect has social media had on pressure groups?
    On page 50 I wrote out the whole plan for the social media pressure groups one...
    Liberal democracy is simple just answer these questions:
    Is there accountability?
    Are there free and fair elections?
    Is there free information?
    What are the rights and liberties?
    Is gov limited?
    Is there tolerance?
    Then mention devolution, foi, echr, referendums, fixed term parliaments, no written constitutions, electoral system, parliament still sovereign and in control

    Methods suggested to improve democracy:
    Electoral reform
    Lowering voting age
    Compulsory voting
    Reform of lords and commons
    Increase in referendum use
    Recall
    Electronic voting / e democracy
    Britians own parliament


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    (Original post by nuradean)
    anyone else doing democracy and pressure groups?
    Yes. I'm staying up all night to revise in detail. Message me if you want
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    (Original post by Sarpedon)
    Yes. I'm staying up all night to revise in detail. Message me if you want
    Ahaha same here!
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    Anyone doing political parties and elections? Hope the questions for those will be better than past couple of years but then again I'm always complacent
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    (Original post by nuradean)
    anyone else doing democracy and pressure groups?
    yeee buddy
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    (Original post by Tej98)
    Anyone doing political parties and elections? Hope the questions for those will be better than past couple of years but then again I'm always complacent
    I'm doing parties- what do you think is gonna come up? If it's on coalitions or multiparty systems as 25 markers, that's my grade down the drain, lol.
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    I'm doing parties- what do you think is gonna come up? If it's on coalitions or multiparty systems as 25 markers, that's my grade down the drain, lol.
    I'm not quite sure but I'm really rooting for Thatcherism, Conservative ideologies or something on Labour Party principles. If not then that's my grade down the drain, but coalitions aren't too bad you've gotta talk about mandate and compromises made, etc.
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    (Original post by Tej98)
    I'm not quite sure but I'm really rooting for Thatcherism, Conservative ideologies or something on Labour Party principles. If not then that's my grade down the drain, but coalitions aren't too bad you've gotta talk about mandate and compromises made, etc.
    Same! I loveee talking about divisions within and between parties, just not those in the coalition, loool, what are your points for and against direct democracy? If you're doing democracy?
 
 
 
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