Taking the Party out of Politics
Taking the Party out of Politics - Episode 3
In this episode, we have a look at some different possible political systems, and use that to explore what we mean by the word ‘Democracy’, along with other ideas, such as consideration for others and respect for minorities. Then we move from there to understand the particular form of democracy which we use.
Because, though we might blithely use the blanket term ‘Democracy’, we actually have a fairly specialised form of ‘Democracy’.
The system we have is actually more accurately referred to as: ‘Representative Democracy’.
But, what does that word ‘Representative’ actually mean, in this context?