How can we engage more people in the democratic process?

The Democratic Process is a style of government where the citizens have the right to participate in the decisions of their government. This is the foundation of democracy. A vote is often conducted to determine the will of the majority. Democratic process is designed to keep the Executive Branch of a government or... show more The Democratic Process is a style of government where the citizens have the right to participate in the decisions of their government. This is the foundation of democracy. A vote is often conducted to determine the will of the majority. Democratic process is designed to keep the Executive Branch of a government or other organization responsible to the legislative branch, and, likewise, to keep the legislative branch responsible to the membership at large.Much like Scientific Process, Democratic process consists of a number of rigors, including open debate, Transparency, allowing dissent, freedom of expression, and fair & accurate voting procedures. For example, an Executive branch cannot act without orders from the legislative branch, often in the form of law, or policy. Operation of an organization in this manner is referred to as the policy-driven approach, which is criticized for its responsiveness, but keeps the executive branch completely accountable. Some organizations will waive this democratic process and allow the executive to make certain decisions on its own, provided that those decisions are not in conflict with the rules set by the legislative branch. While the reduction of democratic rigors will increase responsiveness, it also allows for greater corruption.
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