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direct democracy

  1. 1. When change of rulers happens to a state 'tis but a change of name for the poor. Phaedrus: Fables (c. 25BC)
  2. 2. Direct Democracy
  3. 3. The less government, the better, the fewer laws, and the less confided power. Emerson
  4. 4. Direct democracy To some degree democracy involves any form of direct consultation which a government makes with the people. <ul><li>How does the Labour Party directly consult with the people? </li></ul><ul><li>How do local authorities and small parishes consult members of their community? </li></ul><ul><li>What is this system known as? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Referendums
  6. 6. Nearly all great men are bad men. Power is poison.... The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern; every class is unfit to govern. Lord Acton
  7. 7. Referendums <ul><li>What is a referendum? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the 2 proposed future polls in Britain? </li></ul><ul><li>Why were these referendums held? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Referendums Arguments for and against
  9. 10. Referendums Arguments for and against <ul><li>Copy table on p16. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement with notes from p13-16. </li></ul>

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