Do the People Truly Rule in a Representative Democracy?


Essay, 2012

8 Pages, Grade: 76


Abstract or Introduction

This essay will deal with the question whether the people can be considered to rule in a representative democracy. While our representatives are only accountable to a limited extent, a democracy is supposed to be based on the idea of the sovereignty of the people. Therefore, representative democracy has to be compared to its challenger, direct democracy, to conclude whether a representative democracy is an adequate political system.


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Title
Do the People Truly Rule in a Representative Democracy?
College
Queen Mary University of London  (Department of Politics and International Relations)
Grade
76
Author
Year
2012
Pages
8
Catalog Number
V191839
ISBN (eBook)
9783656174189
ISBN (Book)
9783656174349
File size
612 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Representation, Democracy, Representative Democracy, Direct Democracy, Deliberation, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, J.S. Mill, Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville, Minority Rights, Trusteeship, Mandate, Participation
Quote paper
Tim Pfefferle (Author), 2012, Do the People Truly Rule in a Representative Democracy?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/191839

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