Representation & Democracy PPQs

Unit One: Representation and democracy – Past Paper Questions

a) What are the main features of representative democracy? (5 Marks)

a) Define Liberal democracy (5 Marks)

a) Define Direct democracy (5 Marks)

a) What is meant by legitimacy? (5 Marks)

a) How do elections promote democracy? (5 Marks)

a) Outline the key features of a referendum. (5 Marks)

a) Define Democratic legitimacy and one way in which it is achieved. (5 Marks)

a) Outline two features of the UK’s system of parliamentary democracy. (5 Marks)

a) Using an example define direct democracy. (5 Marks)

a) Outline two ways other than voting in elections and referendums in which people can participate in politics

a) Define democratic and legitimacy and two ways in which it is achieved

a) Outline two features of Parliamentary democracy

b) Explain three ways to improve the UK’s democratic system

b) Explain three ways of participating in democracy

b) Explain three strengths of representative democracy

b) Explain Three arguments in favour of lowering the voting age.

b) Explain 3 circumstances in which referenda are held

b) Explain  three ways to introduce digital democracy

b) Give three criticism of representative democracy

b) Explain three features of the UK’s democratic system

b) Explain THREE criticisms that have been made of referendums (June 2014)

b) Explain THREE ways in which representative democracy in the UK Could be improved (June 2015)

b) Explain THREE reasons why voting in the UK should be made compulsory (June 2016)

(c) Evaluate the effectiveness of the various ways in which participation and democracy could be strengthened in the UK. Jan 2009(25 marks)

c)To what extent is there a democratic deficit in the UK? (25 marks)

c) Assess the arguments in favour of the greater use of direct democracy in the UK (25 marks)

c)How democratic is the UK? (25 marks)

c)To what extent would the wider use of referendums improve democracy in the UK? (25 marks)

c)To what extent does democracy in the UK suffer from a participation crisis? (25 marks)

c)How effectively does representative democracy operate in the UK? (25 marks)

c)Should referendums be more widely used in the UK? (25 marks)

c) Should direct democracy be more widely used in the UK? (25 Marks)

c)Assess the various measures, other than electoral reform, that have been suggested to improve democracy in the UK. (25 marks)

c) Assess the strengths of representative democracy as it operates in the UK (25 Marks, June 2014)

c) To what extent is there a democratic deficit in the UK. (25 Marks June, 2015)

c) To what extent have devolution and membership of the EU affected representative democracy in the UK?* (June 2016)

 

 

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