Essays Tagged: "Direct democracy"

Ancient Greece

here were two types of city states an oligarchy , which is ruled by a small group of citizens and a direct democracy ruled by the people . All citizens could make speeches and vote at the Assembly. Th ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

This essay is on the movie "The Lord of The Flies." It talks about how this movie relates to government.

eetings addressing theproblems and whipping those who stole from others. Ralph's group had a direct democracy. A directdemocracy is a government in which all the citizens vote onevery issue. So ...

(1 pages) 56 0 4.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Direct democracy -vs- representitive democracy. Contains the ideas of Rousseau

w it, `rule and be ruled in turn'.The two major types of democracy are Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Clearly the arguments for and against each form of democracy are plentiful. Howeve ... for and against each form of democracy are plentiful. However, it is my belief that theoretically, Direct Democracy is the superior form of political rule. Due to problems with in the direct democrat ...

(4 pages) 185 1 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Governments in the movie "Star War" vs governments in the home

ual have to answer to theirparents when they return.The next most primitive form of government is a direct democracy as shown bythe Ewoks. The Ewoks probably started out as many small groups that live ...

(4 pages) 43 1 2.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Contemporary political theory

states with a wide variety of constitutions, ranging from Sparta's military dictatorship to Athens' direct democracy.Most city-states had about 300,000 people, each divided into one of three classes : ... citizens represented a total of one - third the population. The members of this class participated directly with politics in the various institutions, and decisions were derived by popular vote, know ...

(25 pages) 455 2 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Outline the major changes that occurred in the development of Athenian democracy from 500BC to 450BC

ence between Athenian democracy and almost all other democracies is that the Athenain version was a direct democracy rather than being representative.Democracy in Athens came about as a result of the ... ned up the archonship to the Zeugiatae, the lowest economic class of Athens as established by Solon.Direct personal participation of the people was one of the central features of Athenian democracy. B ...

(6 pages) 80 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Democracy vs. Dictatorship.

ed government. The origin democracy government formed in 400 B.C. in Athens. There are three kinds: Direct democracy where people directly vote in decision; indirect democracy where people elect repre ...

(2 pages) 62 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Comparison of Ancient Greece and Rome

re of both civilisations and descendants of them.In ancient Greece, we first see the application of direct democracy. It gave it's place to highly improved laws, even foundations of today's laws, in a ... in reason in this difference between Greece and Rome is that boundary of Rome was too large to have direct democracy. Greece was founded from small city states. It was easy to gather public in a place ...

(3 pages) 165 0 2.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The democracy of athens

ence between Athenian democracy and almost all other democracies is that the Athenian version was a direct democracy rather than being representative. Democracy came about in Athens as a result of the ... difference between Athenian democracy and all other democracies is that the Athenian version was a direct democracy rather than representative. It would seem the kind of direct democracy that Athens ...

(9 pages) 139 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Critical Analysis of Mendelson's and Parkins' "Introducing Direct Democracy in Canada"

In the article titled Introducing Direct Democracy in Canada, Mendelsohn and Parkin attempted proving to the readers that the holding ... dian democracy, as it would involve the general public in the making of policies and decisions that directly affected their lives. They state that the Canadian executive is given an enormous amount of ... a given issue and who go ahead and cast a vote not having really thought about it. The latter would directly go against the very nature and purpose of referendums and direct democracy as it would not ...

(5 pages) 63 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Is liberal democracy the best model of democracy?

what liberal democracy is and what it is supposed to achieve. Following this will be whether or not direct democracy is an alternative. After this will be criticisms levied on liberal democracy and wh ... the light of this, is what is liberal democracy?Liberal democracy is a form of representative and indirect democracy that operates through elections that in theory should allow all individuals within ...

(9 pages) 146 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Basic values of democracy

burg address was "government of the people, by the people, for the people". A democracy can be in a direct or indirect form. A direct democracy exists when whatever the people think should be right tu ...

(2 pages) 40 1 2.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

PS 499

ty can be defined as the ability to exercise power legitimately.The founding fathers did not want a direct democracy because they feared Mob rule.A representative democracy is a system of gov't in whi ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

American government study guide-Some have the answers, some don't.

Direct Democracy-Procedures such as the initiative, the referendum, and the recall, by which voters ... lic issues.Constitutionalism-Equality-Liberty-Republic-A form of government that derives its power, directly or indirectly, from the people. Those chosen to govern are accountable to those whom they g ... from the people. Those chosen to govern are accountable to those whom they govern. In contrast to a direct democracy to a direct democracy, in which people themselves make laws, in a republic the peop ...

(5 pages) 89 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

History of politics

of government came from tribal organizations. Then the Greeks developed democracy. The Greeks had a direct democracy. The Roman republic was the first bicameral legislative system, which divided power ...

(1 pages) 319 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Tocqueville - "Democracy In America"

he first section of our reading, "Tyranny of the Majority" it is clear that America does not have a direct democracy, where all have equal say and voting rights, but rather is ruled by the majority. H ... lso talks about how the majority can even control mass opinion, such as in the above case, but also directly into issues that we vote upon. When we do vote on issues, they are debated and discussed, b ...

(4 pages) 116 1 4.4 Dec/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Liberal Democratic Process

Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. The first form of democra ... or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. The first form of democracy practiced was direct democracy or pure democracy. This form first flourished in the Greek city-state, but reached ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.5 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Democracy Presented By: Stephen Ju, Seb Urban and Chris Woodward

ll. This is called democratic decision-making. There are actually two different types of Democracy: Direct Democracy and Representative Democracy. Direct Democracy involves many people going to a cent ... oup. As mentioned earlier, there are two different types of Democracy: Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Direct Democracy involves many people going to a centre to give their individual v ...

(3 pages) 372 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Greeks Democracy and American Democracy

Democracy is defined as a type of government that makes political verdicts directly exercised by the whole body of society, under actions of majority rule. The form of democra ... dy of society, under actions of majority rule. The form of democracy identified is considered to be direct democracy, nevertheless the form of government that a nation implement will be the equal righ ... atives by a voting election. The originators of democracy in Athens implemented decisions through a direct democracy in which every male citizen was allowed to include direct influence of a decision. ...

(10 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Democratic Representation

y are present in today's government. However, there are several different types. Representative and direct are most commonly associated with democracy. America was established on the basis of direct d ... ves were to simply follow the peoples' will, there would be no need for a representative democracy. Direct racy would be fulfilled by simply having people choose someone to represent them to make it e ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays