Is direct democracy better?

In this lesson, we will learn about the difference between direct and representative democracy and we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both systems.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.From which language does the word democracy originate?

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Q2.What does democracy mean?

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Q3.Which statement most closely outlines the aim of democracy?

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Q4.Absolute power, centralised control, lack of human rights and state-controlled media are all features of a democracy.

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Q5.Why does a democracy require free and fair elections?

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Q6.Which country has a full democracy? (hint: think about the top 5 listed in the democracy index)

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Q7.Who said “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others”.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.From which language does the word democracy originate?

Select one (1) boxes

1/7

Q2.What does democracy mean?

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2/7

Q3.Which statement most closely outlines the aim of democracy?

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3/7

Q4.Absolute power, centralised control, lack of human rights and state-controlled media are all features of a democracy.

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4/7

Q5.Why does a democracy require free and fair elections?

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5/7

Q6.Which country has a full democracy? (hint: think about the top 5 listed in the democracy index)

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Q7.Who said “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others”.

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-Is direct democracy better?

Citizenship

Q1.What is direct democracy?

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Q2.Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued that elected representatives could not decide the will of the people the citizens should make those decisions directly.

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Q3.In Switzerland referendums are held at least:

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Q4.One advantage of direct democracy is:

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Q5.One disadvantage of direct democracy is:

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Q6.Which landmark decision was decided by a UK wide referendum?

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-Is direct democracy better?

Citizenship

Q1.What is direct democracy?

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Q2.Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued that elected representatives could not decide the will of the people the citizens should make those decisions directly.

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Q3.In Switzerland referendums are held at least:

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Q4.One advantage of direct democracy is:

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Q5.One disadvantage of direct democracy is:

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Q6.Which landmark decision was decided by a UK wide referendum?

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Lesson summary: Is direct democracy better?

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