1 edition of Groups, representation and democracy found in the catalog.
Groups, representation and democracy
Includes bibliographical references (p. -305) and index.
|Series||Perspectives on democratic practice, Perspectives on democratic practice (Manchester, England)|
|LC Classifications||HM753 .H35 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 310 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||310|
|LC Control Number||2010484321|
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Book Description: Whether called pressure groups, NGOs, social movement organisations or organised civil society, the value of ‘groups’ to the policy process, to economic growth, to governance, to political representation and to democracy has always been contested.
Whether called pressure groups, NGOs, social movement organisations or organised civil society, the value of 'groups' to the policy process, to economic growth, to governance, to political representation and to democracy has always been contested. Groups, representation and democracy: between promise and practice.
[Darren Halpin] -- This book debates the democratic potential and practice of groups; focusing on the vibrancy of internal democracies, and modes of accountability with those who join such groups and or the. Nov: " Leadership, Representation and Democracy: From the Point of View of Equity Seeking Groups." At the meeting of the Union Module of the Gender and Work Database [GWD], York University.
Publication Reference Link: Break. Pluralist Democracy vs. Administrative Efficiency Pluralist Democracy Power dispersed and divided Suspicion of executive power Politicians, interest groups and citizens have power Political bargaining okay Emphasis on private interests Administrative Efficiency Power concentrated and centralized Emphasis on chiefFile Size: 1MB.
Book III, Chapters Summary. Rousseau roughly distinguishes three forms of government. When all or most of the citizens are magistrates, the government is a democracy. When fewer than half the citizens are magistrates, the government is an aristocracy.
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achieve broad representation the prIncIples of democrAcy Democratic principles are ideas that most people believe are essential for a democracy to thrive.
The most important principles of democracy are: Public participation: People have a right and a duty to participate in government and in civil Size: KB.
A society in which racism and racial discrimination are nonexistent and people of all racial groups are recognized and valued. (page ). of democracy and to be uniquely the responsibility of political parties. In particular the perceived inability of parties to serve as adequate channels of representation has given rise to debates on the ‘decline’ or ‘failure’ of parties, and to lamentations such as Schmitter’s, that political parties today are not what they 1Cited by: China.
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International IDEA produces comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes, constitution building, political participation and representation, and democracy and development, as well as on democracy as it relates File Size: 1MB. Such special measures may require forms of group representation, in order that the particular social perspective of group members gains voice.
Residential segregation poses particular problems for inclusive democracy in many societies. Organizing metropolitan governance systems with diverse representation may respond to such problems.
This book uses Sweden as a test case to analyze how parliament and elected representatives function in a representative democracy. Despite the status of Scandinavian countries as perhaps the world’s most egalitarian societies, the book argues that the best summary characterization of Swedish representative democracy is an elitist system run from Cited by: MODULE - 3 Political Parties and Pressure Groups Democracy at Work Notes 21 POLITICAL PARTIES AND PRESSURE GROUPS You might have already read that democracy is a government of the people, for the people and by the people.
A democratic government is considered a people’s government run by the people themselves. In practice in most of theFile Size: 1MB. The inter-Parliamentary Union is pleased to publish in this book the text of the Universal Declaration on Democracy and well as the contributions of the members of the Expert Group and the overall report of the General Rapporteur.
The Union also wishes to take this opportunity to express its gratitude toFile Size: KB. The Principles of Democracy The word democracy comes from two Greek words: demos = people and kratos = rule. Therefore.
the word means "rule by the people," sometimes called "popular sovereigny." and can refer to direct, participatory. and representative forms ofrule bp the people.
Today the word has a positive mean. Majoritarianism and egalitarianism are surely both ancient American ideals; indeed, dictionary definitions of "democracy" tend to incorporate both thoughts.
This chapter comprises three arguments in favor of a participation-oriented, representation-reinforcing approach to Cited by: 5. Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, The term is derived from the Greek words dēmokratiā, dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”) "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and constitution.
Promoting Democracy in the s: Actors and Instruments, Issues and Imperatives Larry Diamond Report addressing the looming threats to world peace of intergroup violence and to advance new ideas for the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.
Titles. Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises, vol. 3: The Political Economy of International Reform and Reconstruction (Ludwig von Mises); A Concise History of the Common Law (Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett); A Treatise on Political Economy (LF ed.) (Antoine Louis Claude, Comte Destutt de Tracy) An Account of Denmark, With Francogallia and Some.
It may well be one of the most important books on democracy and representation in decades.' James Druckman - Northwestern University, Illinois 'A breakthrough book, conceptually and practically it shows how the internet can connect groups of randomly-selected citizens to their congressional representatives for in-depth discussions of Cited by: 6.
“The Uneasy Alliance of Group Representation and Deliberative Democracy,” in Citizenship in Diverse Societies, W. Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, Ch 5. The United States, while basically a republic, is best described as a “representative democracy.” In a republic, an official set of fundamental laws, like the U.S.
Constitution and Bill of Rights, prohibits the government from limiting or taking away certain “inalienable” rights of the people, even if that government was freely chosen. democracy, as it empowers political groups to raise money for their causes by appealing directly to like-minded citizens.
However, today, as in the past, the most common form of democracy, whether for a town of 50, or a nation of 50 million, is representative democracy, in which citizens Some local jurisdictions in the United States. Explain the importance of citizen engagement in a democracy; has hurt people’s willingness and ability to engage in representative government.
If Putnam is correct, this trend is unfortunate, because becoming active in government and community organizations is important for many reasons. Group activities can be as simple as hosting a.
The authors, both from the Center for Voting and Democracy, argue that we need a new way of electing our representatives to combat voter apathy and the leveling of political views.
That new way is proportional representation. Leading activists and scholars, including Cynthia McKinney, John Ferejohn. But it’s hard to claim that the United States, at any point in its history, has been a democracy in the rigorous sense of the word.
This is partly by design. Pressure groups are a vital link between the government and the governed. They keep governments more responsive to the wishes of the community, especially in between elections. Pressure groups are able to express the views of minority groups in the community who might not otherwise receive a hearing.
Pressure groups are able to use theirFile Size: KB. proportional representation Match each theory of modern democracy to the statement that best describes it.-power elite: A small and unrepresentative group of leaders hold enormous sway over governmental policy-pluralist theories:Interest groups compete among themselves to have power over decision making, providing a balance of power within.
The Basics of American Government Edited By Carl D. Cavalli Aristotle viewed a polity as a representative democracy, where citizens would elect qualified leaders to carry out their wishes in government.
p). Perhaps the CIA World Fact Book defines the concept of democracy best, with the following: ‘‘a form of government in File Size: 2MB. “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself.
That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” ― Franklin D.
Roosevelt. Here are six key findings: 1 About nine-in-ten Swedes (92%) say representative democracy is a good way of governing their country, the highest share of any country in the survey.
A majority of Swedes (57%) also say direct democracy – in which citizens, not elected officials, vote directly on major issues – is a good way to govern.