Objections to Populistic Democracy

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Objections to Populistic Democracy The technical objections to Populistic Democracy are the social choice theory and Arrow’s theorem which states that when voters have 3 or more distinct alternatives, no rank order voting system can convert the rank preferences of individuals into a community wide ranking while meeting certain criteria The ethical objections to Populistic Democracy are why are political equality and popular sovereignties ends, should we go beyond the goals of political equality and popular sovereignty, or are they the absolute pinnacle of Populistic Democracy. Also at what point do we decide that political equality is not worth it. What I mean by that is that should we take things earned by the haves so to speak and give them to the have-nots. The empirical objection to Populistic Democracy is that it fails to take into account time periods. It doesn’t account for changing times, and changes in the behavior and the thinking of the majority and the minority over time. There is a need for a minority veto over the majority because without it the majority would have an easy time tyrannizing the minority. A case would be if the majority was trying to pass a law that would directly infringe on the rights of the minority but because they are the minority they could do nothing to stop it unless they have a veto that could stop the law from coming into place. The methods of developing Democratic theory are maximization, which is to set a specific set of goals which are to be maximized through democratic processes, and government. The second method is the descriptive method which takes a class of phenomena, or democratic states, and first by examining the defining characteristics that they have in common, and, second, the necessary conditions in which those characteristics occur. Dahl gives eight conditions for polyarchy. The first is “every

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