Friday, March 26, 2004

Democracy

"The feedback to the democratic party in power is through elections." 1

"Democracy reflects the interests of the majority. What does it do to the minority?" 1

"Democratic restraints stop a democracy attacking people within, but not people/nations outside its borders." 1

"A democracy can be understood as a self refining experiment in collective action." 1

"Democracy has the potential to be politicallly engaging." 1

"Democratic choice is reduced as a result of te constraints introduced by migration of power to the global sphere." 1

"Consumer democracy. One dollar one vote. This is bad." 1

"Representation without participation is clumsy. Partial participation without representation is dictatorship." 1

Marjority democracy or concensus democracy?



1. George Monbiot, 2003. Age of Consent.