Claim your place. Speak your mind. The Crisis in Public Consultation Colleen Hardwick
Figure 1. Voting Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections (1945–2000) Figure 2. Voting Turnout in Selected Foreign Countries
Direct Democracy vs. Representative Government Politics as a process of public persuasion - Aristotle Persuasion that takes place before a public audience is not only a matter of arguments but also of credibility and emotional attitudes.