Democracy

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Mind Map by Quaid Combstock, updated more than 1 year ago
Quaid Combstock
Created by Quaid Combstock almost 5 years ago
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Mind Map about 'Democracy' for AS Government and Politics, special regard to AQA GOVP1.

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Democracy
1 Defined by: "a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives."
1.1 Linked to a system of 'parliamentary democracy' or better known as 'Westminster Democracy' in the UK.
2 Democracy is derived from the Greek, 'DEMOKRATIA'
2.1 'DEMOS'
2.1.1 'the people'
2.2 'KRATES'
2.2.1 'power'
3 There are three main types of democracy
3.1 Direct
3.1.1 Direct democracy (also known as pure democracy) is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly.
3.1.1.1 For example: Refurendums - recent one include that of the 2014 Scottish Independence Refurendum
3.2 Totalitarian
3.2.1 Relating to a system of government that is centralised and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
3.2.1.1 For example: allows people to vote, however only gives the electorate one option, e.g. China.
3.3 Indirect
3.3.1 Representative democracy (also indirect democracy) is a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
3.3.1.1 For example: people can vote for someone to represent them: Westminster elections, European Union Elections, Assembly Elections and Local Elections.
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