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  • Representative Democracy As A Representative Democracy

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    state. Yet, more accurately, the U.S. is a democratic republic, where the citizens who are entitled to vote have the power to elect representatives in various branches of the government to rule. Such form of democracy, where the people elect (directly or indirectly) representatives to rule is a representative democracy, and although its name suggests it to be, representative democracy is significantly different than a true democracy. The word democracy is derived from the Latin words “demos” and “kratia”

  • Advantages Of Representative Democracy

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    separates us from savages which is if we are going to pick a form of government we should choose one that benefits many and is representative of the population. Direct democracy is where the people directly vote on policy initiatives meanwhile representative government is where we elect people to represent us in government and they vote based on our interest. I believe that representative government is the best form of government because people choose the people in power and are represented adequately most

  • Advantages Of Representative Democracy

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    Representative democracy is a modified version of our government now. It is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy. This is very similar to what goes on now because of the two parties and the election. The Greeks came up with the representative government as a solution for the direct democracy. The democratic democracy was a form of government where all eligible citizens had to vote for every issue. It

  • Pros And Cons Of A Representative Democracy

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    Stauffenberg, Griffin Analytical Paper #1 Take it all the way back to when the constitution was being written. The founding fathers had a big choice to make; did they establish a direct democracy or a representative democracy? They had to weigh the pros and cons of each and they ended up deciding on a representative democracy. In this paper I will tell you why they made things the way they did and certain compromises they made along the way. Some of the major features in a direct democracy are that the people

  • Direct Democracy Within A Representative System

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    that they can rely on the constitution of the society they are contracting with. Direct democracy is popular currently as an alternative to a failed form called Representative Democracy. The Pirate Party “uses liquid democracy as an idea to tie votes to expertise and incorporate some aspects of direct democracy within a representative system, but this is a recycled idea from historical democracy that was replaced for a reason” (Marsh). Before individual voting and secret ballots were established

  • The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Representative Democracy In Modern Ireland

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    this essay I am to outline what a direct democracy would look like in modern Ireland and show both the advantages and disadvantages of this type of democracy in comparison to representative democracy. I will be arguing that, despite its flaws, some aspects of direct democracy should be implemented into the current representative democracy which exists in Ireland. I will be primarily using the writings of Karl Marx, other Marxist philosophers and Aristotle to reference my answer. These writings are undoubtably

  • Although there are advantages and disadvantages to both a representative government and

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    Although there are advantages and disadvantages to both a representative government and deliberative democracy the benefits are largely dependant on the context of policy making and whose interests are being considered. A representative democracy is one that is currently in place across Australia and, for the most part, the rest of the world whereby a group of representatives deliberate without unequal distributions to power on behalf of the nations citizens by denoting their beliefs, attitudes and

  • House Of Representatives Essay

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    The U.S. House of Representatives most important job is creating laws. Every law in the United states start as bills, but before a bill can become a law it has to be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, the President, and the U.S. Senate. All laws start as ideas. Various ideas may come from just a ordinary American citizen or even a Representative. People who have ideas for laws may contact their Representative to share it with them. In the case that the Representative agrees with their

  • The Size Of The House Of Representatives

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    issues was the size of the House of Representatives. During the Constitutional Convention, the delegates proposed that 40,000 citizens should be represented by one congressional district. However, George Washington intervened and argued that 40,000 was too high, and reasoned that 30,000 was more reasonable and allow people to be represented adequately Washington’s proposal was incorporated in Article One, Section Two of the Constitution which states “representatives shall be apportioned among the several

  • Representation Of The House Of Representatives

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    two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bicameral system was created by the Founding Fathers in order to carry out one of the most imperative functions of Congress, representation amongst other function such as legislation, deliberation and scrutiny. The Senate ensures each state is equally represented with two congressmen, equally the House of Representatives also has to carry out the function of representation but its representatives unlike the Senate are proportioned to the