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Contemporary theories of Democracy


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Contemporary theories of Democracy
  1. One Person One vote
    1. Limited participation
      1. "The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country"
      2. Freedom of speech and press
        1. "Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
          1. Ferguson
          2. Hyperpluralism
            1. Equal opportunities to participate with conditions
              1. Economy/ companies unfairly controlling politics
                1. "The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy"
              2. Class theory
                1. no inclusion
                  1. hierarchy
                  2. Plurism
                    1. Citizen control of political agenda
                      1. Diversity
                      2. “America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.”
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