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Title: Political Challenges to Liberalism


1
Political Challenges to Liberalism
  • Chapter 10

2
To what extent should government reflect the will
of the people?
  • To answer this you need to know. . .

3
Does government serve or lead the people?
  • How can government determine the will of the
    people?
  • What are the weaknesses in democracy?
  • What are the characteristics of a direct
    democracy?
  • How is direct democracy reflected in modern
    democracies?
  • Initiatives, referendums and recalls
  • How are elected representatives held accountable?

4
Does government serve or lead the people?
  • What are the characteristics of representative
    democracy?
  • What is responsible government?
  • How does Canadas parliamentary democracy work?
  • Non-confidence votes?
  • Representation by population?
  • Single-member constituencies?
  • Members of Parliament?
  • Role of the House of Commons Senate?

5
Does government serve or lead the people?
  • How does the USAs republican democracy work?
  • What is a republic?
  • What is meant by checks balances?
  • What is the US Congress?
  • House of Representaives?
  • Senate?
  • What is the Electoral College and its role?
  • What are initiatives?

6
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the US
and Canadian systems?
  • Which system does a better job of reflecting the
    will of the people?
  • Which system is more effective? Efficient?
    Democratic?

7
What is proportional representation?
  • Why does PR encourage smaller parties?
  • What is more democratic single member
    constituency or proportional representation
    systems?
  • How would Parliament in Canada be different if PR
    was used? How might politics change?

8
What challenges do democracies face?
  • Voter turnout?
  • Should voting be mandatory?
  • What is the elite theory of democracy?
  • What role does lobbying play in government?
  • What is the tyranny of the majority?
  • Is the will of the people always consistent with
    the principles of liberal democracy?
  • Should practicality or the common good trump
    popular opinion?
  • Homeless shelters?
  • The Loonie?

9
What is consensus decision making?
  • Where is it practiced?
  • Nunavut and the NWT?
  • Quakers?
  • How does it work?
  • What are its strengths and weaknesses?

10
What is authoritarianism?
  • What forms do authoritarian systems take?
  • What are oligarchies?
  • What are one-party states?
  • What are military dictatorships?
  • How are authoritarian systems of government
    collective?
  • What techniques do authoritarian governments use?
  • Vision, Propaganda, Directing Popular Discontent,
  • Controlled Participation, Terror
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of
    authoritarianism?
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