1 What are the main types of democracy?
2 What is the role of direct democracy in the UK political system?
informs decisions of representatives though consultation and citizen's juries
allows for public education and debate
confers greater legitimacy on constitutional decisions
Acts to entrench constitutional changes
Limits the power of governments
3 Why is democracy important?
allows people to participate
bonds society together- in a social contract
limits the power of governments- holds governments individually and collectively to account
provides representation of society-pluralism
allows individual freedoms (liberal democracy)
gives government the right (authority to govern)
gives government decisions and laws legitimacy
4 How does representative democracy operate in the UK?
5 What are the problems with UK democracy?
6 How and why should UK democracy be reformed?