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 Form 2 History and Government: Democracy and Human Rights Online Lessons

Types of democracy

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Types of democracy
1) Pure or direct democracy. This is where the people are directly involved and participate in decision-making. Such a democracy has an advantage in
that the laws made are easily accepted by all the people since they feel they own the laws.
-This is common form of democracy in smaller organizations and was also used in ancient Greece.
2) Indirect democracy. This is a type of democracy where citizens exercise their right in decision making not directly as individuals, but through their
agreed representatives, elected by the citizens.
3) Constitutional Democracy.
-This is where democracy is exercised but within the limits of the constitution. The minority rights are guaranteed (freedom of expression, association and worship)