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brainstorm15 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted September 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM via web

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Discuss the five principles of Robert Dahl's traditional democratic theory

Discuss the fiveprinciples of traditional democratic theory

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 17, 2012 at 5:43 AM (Answer #2)

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Read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Dahl

The five principles are:

1.    Effective participation- everyone has to be able to participate effectively, through unhindered voting or some other way of sharing opinions and making views known.
2.       Voting equality at the decisive stage- once it counts, everyone should have an equal vote.
3.       Enlightened understanding- the populace should be educated and informed.
4.       Control of the agenda- the people need to be able to decide what is going to be decided.
5.       Inclusiveness- no one should be excluded.

 

 

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