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Representative democracy

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Notebook: Representative Democracy

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Contrasting Direct and Representative Democracy - A-Level Politics Revision Video - Study Rocket

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Democracy - A short introduction

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Liberal Democracy & Representative Democracy

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What is REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY? What does REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY mean?

Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy. Nearly all modern Western-style democracies are types of representative democracies; for example, the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, France is a unitary state, and the United States is a federal republic.
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