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24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy

[the people chose a small group to govern]

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If the people are equal in nature, then they should all share in ruling [Aristotle]
It is wrong that a worthy officer of state should seek the office [Aristotle]
No office is permanent in a democracy [Aristotle]
If you try to get elected, you should be permanently barred from seeking office [More,T]
If deputies represent people, they are accountable, but less so if they represent places [Montesquieu]
The English are actually slaves in between elections [Rousseau]
Your representative owes you his judgement, and betrays you if he gives your opinion instead [Burke]
Representatives by region ignores whether they care about the national interest [Hegel, by Pinkard]
People can only participate in decisions in small communities, so representatives are needed [Mill]
When we seek our own 'freedom' we are just trying to avoid responsibility [Kierkegaard]
Universal suffrage is no guarantee of wise choices [Tocqueville]
People like democracy because it means they can avoid power [Baudrillard]
Modern liberal rights in democracies protect individuals against the majority [Sandel]
A cap on time of service would restrict party control and career ambitions [Grayling]
Modern democracy is actually elective oligarchy [Watson]
In the 18th century democratic lots lost out to elections, that gave us a non-hereditary aristocracy [Reybrouck]
Representative elections were developed in order to avoid democracy [Reybrouck]
Representative should be either obedient, or sensible, or typical [Shorten]
There is 'mirror representation' when the institution statistically reflects the population [Shorten]
In a changed situation a Mandated Representative can't keep promises and fight for constituents [Shorten]