Government Takes Many Forms
Who has the power, who rules the state?
rule by the people
Democratic governments are elected by the adult citizens
and respond to their wishes there are two basic kinds
all citizens have a chance (and a
to) participate in government on a first-hand
Every citizen can attend public meetings, vote on new
laws, establish public policy.
Are practical in small communities like the ancient
polis, the Greek city-state.
In modern times, exist in Swiss cantons and small
towns in New England, midwest, etc.