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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

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  • The title of Ken Livingstones' 1987 autobiography-come-political tract.

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ContraLow turnout, faults with FPTP

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it"- Ken Livingstone 1987  What flaws are there in the democratic system in the UK?  To what extent do these flaws invalidate the claim to democracy by the UK political system? The phrase "If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it"...

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“The Problems with Democracy”

published 30/10/2002

ProGives everyone a say

ContraIs that always a good thing?

Modern democracy, some suggest, is close to crisis. I set out to consider to what extent modern democracies do suffer from a problem of declining political participation and how this problem can be solved. The alleged problem can be tackled in four stages. Firstly (1), it is necessary to see...

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“The Joys of Democracy”

published 24/01/2004

ProEveryone is equally worthy

ContraEveryone is equally worthless

Ah Democracy, what an angelic term. Today we fight in the name of such a government in the effort to preserve a perfect living environment for all concerned. Heaven on Earth one could call it, where everyone is equal and working together. It just sounds so brilliant to my ears, everything would...

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“seeds but no harvesters”

published 20/03/2003

Proan empty space

Contrado we know what we want

I can imagine that most people would answer this question by talking about democracy as it is constitutionally or institutionally. This would inevitably lead to discussion over such mechanisms as the ballot box and the political parties and who really drives them. However when talking about...

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ProEveryone has the right to a say

ContraThere arent many opportunities to exercise this ri...

I never really had an interest in politics until i began studying it as part of my course at college. Even though it wasnt the easiest subject to understand, i almost began enjoyed studying it because the topics were about things that happen all the time in Britain. Having said that i began to...

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