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A system of government rooted in the consent of the governed is known as______.

A.Direct Democracy


C.Indirect Democracy


4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    B. just tell me you aren't taking a test on this right now!!!

    Good Luck!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy,[1] comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. Depending on the particular system, this assembly might pass executive motions (decrees), make law, elect and dismiss officials and conduct trials. Where the assembly elected officials, these were executive agents or direct representatives (bound to the will of the people). In a representative democracy sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, elected periodically, but otherwise free to advance their own agendas. It aslo deals with how citizens are "directly" involved with voting for various laws, instead of voting for represenative to decide for them.

    A republic is a state or country the sovereignty of which is based on popular consent, and the governance of which is based on popular representation and control. Several definitions stress the importance of the rule of law as part of the requirements for a republic.

    Often republics and monarchies are described as mutually exclusive.[1] Defining a republic as a non-monarchy, a common short definition,[2] is based on this idea. Although largely covering what is usually understood by a republic such definition has borderline issues, for example while the distinction between monarchy and republic was not always made as it is in modern times, while oligarchies are traditionally considered neither monarchy nor republic,[3] and while such definition depends very much on the monarch concept, which has various definitions, not making clear which of these is used for defining republic.

    Indirect democracy

    Indirect democracy is a broad term describing a means of governance by the people through elected representatives.

    The most common system found in today's democratic states is the representative democracy. The people elect government officials who then make decisions on their behalf. Essentially, a representative democracy is a form of indirect democracy in which representatives are democratically selected, and usually difficult to recall.

    A doctrine often known as Edmund Burke's Principle states that representatives should act upon their own conscience in the affairs of a representative democracy. This is contrasted to the expectation that such representatives should consider the views of their electors—an expectation particularly common in states with strong constituency links, or with recall provisions (such as modern British Columbia).

    Capitalism generally refers to an economic system in which the means of production are mostly privately or corporately owned and operated for profit, in which investment is determined by private decision, and in which distribution, production and pricing of goods and services are determined in a largely free market. It is usually considered to involve the right of individuals and groups of individuals acting as "legal persons" or corporations to trade capital goods, labor and money (see finance and credit) in a free market. The term also refers to several theories that developed in the context of the Industrial Revolution and the Cold War meant to explain, justify, or critique the private ownership of capital; to explain the operation of capitalistic markets; and to guide the application or elimination of government regulation of property and markets. (See economics, political economy, laissez-faire.)[1]

  • The answer is B....

  • 1 decade ago


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