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Single Idea 20600

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy]

Full Idea

Are there areas which are excluded from democratic decision making? Or should all issues of public concern be decided through a democratic process?

Gist of Idea

Which areas of public concern should be decided democratically, and which not?


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 5 'What is')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.108

A Reaction

Crucially, are we discussing direct democracy, or representative democracy? In Britain all major decisions are made by the cabinet. Our representatives appoint leaders, who then appoint the decision makers. Judiciary is non-democratic.

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