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Where did 'democracy' originate from?
Who was the main architect of the constitutional reforms that established Athenian democracy?
What was the most important decision-making body in the Athenian democracy?
What institutions in the Roman Republic has led some scholars to claim it was a democracy?
What happened in England in 1649?
Charles I was executed
Where was stormed on July 14 1789 by the armed Parisian masses?
What is the Boule?
Council of 500
Who was excluded from citizenship?
Women, slaves, immigrants (metics)
Which group of citizens formed the first, second and third estates?
1st estate was the clergy, 2nd was the nobility, and the third was everyone else
What is a Soviet?
Two most important Bolshevik leaders in the Russian Revolution were...
Trotsky and Lenin
Who said "bureaucratic autocracy must give place to Soviet democracy. A restoration of the right...
Why do we need to think about the history of democracy when thinking about present and future?
Because democracy is historically determined
Where did the word 'democracy' come from?
Why do we need theory?:
Explanation, critical evaluation, normative prescription, advocating change, defining terms
According to liberal pluralists, in liberal democracies, the majority can contribute through?
Elections, interest groups, media, local government
Who said that democracy is government of the people, by the people, for the people?
Is liberal representative democracy a direct or indirect form of democracy?
According to the UN, in 2008, the average for female participation in the world's governments (upper and lower houses) was?
gender inequality within the ... .... ........ undermines female participation in the political sphere, What two words are missing from this sentence?
family household/private sphere
Socialism involves 'an immense.................of democracy, which for the first time becomes democracy for the poor, democracy for the people and not democracy for the money bags. What word is missing from this quote from Lenin?
Who said the Paris Commune of 1871 was "essentially a working class government" and "the political form at last discovered under which to work out the economic emancipation of labour"?
Drawing on the lecture notes for politics 208, identify two factors that contributed to the degeneration of the Russian Revolution:
-social and economic backwardness of Russian society -impact of WWI -civil war
-foreign military intervention and trade blockade -decimation of the Russian working class
What was the name of the radical political movement that was influential within the New Model Army from 1647-1649 and that advocated the establishment of a democratic republic in which the monarchy and House of Lords would be abolished?
How were Athenian juries elected?
What is the key decision making body of Athenian democracy?
In which year was Athenian democracy established?
What was the most important institution in Athenian democracy for public debate?
the governing Assembly
Who wrote this: "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains"?
Rousseau in the Social Contract
"When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is the most sacred right...." In which declaration of the French Revolution was this statement made, and who made it?
Declaration of Man and the Citizen of 1793 by Maximillian Robespierre, (However the quote is originally sourced from marquis de Lafayette's speech to the constituent assembly in 1790).
When was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
The war of independence was fought by American colonies against who?
What did the Philadelphia convention do?
Drew up the American constitution
Who was excluded?
The US constitution separates power between?
Legislative, executive and judicial branches
Who was King of England in 1625?
Charles I claimed his rule was obtained through?
the Divine Right of Kings, God
what was the dominant social and political class in England prior to 1640?
the landed aristocracy
What were the key principles of the French Revolution?
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
What was the high point of the liberal phase of the French constitution?
The Jacobin Constitution
Who was excluded from the Philadelphia Convention?
Propertyless, woman, slaves and Native Americans.
Held and others define ????? as the widening... in all aspects of contemporary society.
globalization (word missing)
Where did the Global occupy movement first begin?
Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street
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