Elections aim to preserve our democracy in a number of ways, and they are effective in doing so from the way they are currently set up. Our elections take place under representative democracy and are efficient, have minimal transaction costs, and strive to reduce agency loss as much as possible (491, 7th Edition). The roles that elections serve are to maintain a stable representative democratic government without having any agency loss, which is accomplished by: 1.) Allowing citizens to vote and choose for any representative that represents them, 2.) giving those delegates more of an incentive to be responsive agents through the opportunity of keeping/improving their jobs, and 3.)
Proportional Representational systems allow more representation for more diverse groups in the government. The United States would benefit greatly if the system was switched to a parliamentary and proportional representation system because it is more representative, stable, effective, and accountable for its actions. Parliament and proportional representation can have many advantages that would make the United States a more democratic and representative state. First off, with the introduction of a proportional representational
Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts can be heavily attributed to the 19th amendment. The Massachusetts state government is nearly 100% democratic – yet he was still able to win, largely thanks to the democratic infrastructure set in place by the 19th amendment. The Progressive Reform Movement serves as one of the highpoints in American history. It is a pillar of what Americans can achieve once they are provoked to change. This movement set the precedent for future movements while at the same time still affects us today because of the government institutions it has created.
Aristotle even had plans to minimize corruption, a big problem in most governments today (politics 1286a). If modern democratic countries based their political philosophies more on Aristotle’s theories, they could run smoother and do a better job of supporting the people, which is what democracies were made for in the first place. The polis is a partnership of citizens in a system of government that serves to achieve the common good. It is not just a place where people live together for defense against enemies and for the exchange of goods. It is rather a partnership between households, clans, and villages for the sake of a fully developed and self-sufficient life.
The democratic decision making is believed to be more informed than any other form of rule, about the citizens’ interests and the steps necessary steps required in fulfilling those interests. As democracy influences a good number of demos in the domain of decision making, it manages to take dominance over data and analytical appraisal of policies and laws. Additionaly, we can say that broad based discussion of democracy enhances the evaluative estimation of the different virtuous ideas that guide people who make decisions. Strategically, democracy is a beneficial political process because it compels decision makers to take into consideration the interests, opinions and rights of demos in a society. As democracy provides some political power and capability to each elected representative, interests of people are taken into consideration more than that they are taken in aristocracy or monarchy.
Democracy is dubbed to be the “best decision-making method” based on the ground that it is more reliable in that many people come to a right decision.8 Due to the great deal of minds put together, many sources, informations, and critical analysis is put into the decision making. The people have a say in running the state, economy, and society to create a better balanced environment. Human rights are respected. 7,8. Democracy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
However, the advantage of a democratic society is that it provides all people with the opportunity to become stronger, and become better educated even though it is not immediately pertinent to a modern day society. Democracy is a very functional system of government - strengths and weakness all-encompassed. The benefits and pitfalls that go hand-in-hand with a democratic society call for a fluid and amendable constitution. Nevertheless, the strengths outweigh the weaknesses as evidenced by the overall equitable conditions amidst the citizens, and the equal opportunities available to all. Works Cited Benjamin Franklin, “Benjamin Franklin - The Autobiography and Other Writings”, (Penguin Books) 1986, 131 de Tocqueville, 179 Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in America”, (Signet Classics) 2001, 144 de Tocqueville, 111
This party is necessary to the United States because it expands upon the ideas of a major party, and improves them by strengthening foreign policy and reducing the national debt. The party also strongly encourages individuals to take responsibility of their own lives, and not be dependent upon other people. This is evident in both the party name, and one of their planks concernin... ... middle of paper ... ... that most Democrats would endorse it. All things considered, The Lead, Follow or Get out of The Way Party is a necessary improvement to the current two party system in America because it improves upon both of the current parties, especially upon the current Republican party. Additionally, this party has an excellent chance against the current two major parties because it would attract Republicans without a doubt, and it could also attract a fair number of moderate Democrats.
For immigrants, America is a land of opportunity; for others it is just the best country in the world because of its economic success and/or its democratic political system. Americans usually value independence a lot, believe in equal opportunity, and have a direct communication style. In exploring the future American society, specifically regarding relationships among various communities of racial, ethnic, and others we are groping for an image. Some hold on to the notion of a melting pot, in which all groups would be assimilated into one homogeneous American amalgam. As I see it, the image of a mosaic, if properly understood, serves better than a melting pot.
Democracy: A political system in which citizens enjoy a number of basic civil and political rights, and in which their most important political leaders are elected in free and fair elections and accountable under a rule of law (26). In the studies we have undertaken, comparing and exploring various countries and systems politically, economically, and psychologically throughout the quarter, this outcry of democracy has prevailed as a main theme. Successful countries such as the United States and Great Britain are based upon such democratic ideals. It is no wonder that countries have striven more recently toward this goal of democratization. Both the Russian and Mexican revolutions prove that democracy is an attainable goal in the next 10-20 years for these countries, through Western practices of political competition and freedoms.