Tag Archives: REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN&MEDI TRANSITION WITH DD 1st WAVE RUNNING ALREADY IN FRONT (a)

A Stronger Ireland Equality, Opportunity, Sustainability I am delighted to announce the coming together of the National Citizens Movement (NCM) and Direct Democracy Ireland (DDI). All the members of the NCM look forward with great excitement and enthusiasm to the … Continue reading

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Democracy, Representative And Participatory (C1) -From Populism to the Progressive Era in the USA,1900-1912

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 18/1/18 ) Introduction The depression of the 1890s seemed a distant memory by the early years of the twentieth century. The economy had rebounded and farm prices stabilized. Some US companies profited handsomely from the expansion of … Continue reading

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Democracy, Representative And Participatory (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 24/9/15 ) CIVIC EDUCATION Participatory democrats are cognizant of the critique of popular government as a euphemism for the rule of the passions—the sovereignty of the mob over cool reason as embodied in laws—and for that reason … Continue reading

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The Theater of Democracy (representative versus DIRECT )

According to my high school social sciences textbook and my grandmother, there was a time when the United States citizenry was permitted to ask politicians direct questions. “Keeping’ ’em honest,” it was called. There were these things called town hall … Continue reading

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ANY FORM OF DEMOCRACY WITHOUT SORTING PROCEDURES ISN’T A TRUE ONE

  DIRECT DEMOCRACY & REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY What is direct democracy? What are two major types of direct democracy? How did direct democracy operate in ancient Athens? How has it operated at the local level in New England? What other practices … Continue reading

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