Read the following:
Text book -Dooley, K. and Patten, J. Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science, 2nd Edition, Cengage Learning
- “Jean-Jacque Rousseau: The Last Great Social Contract Theorist” passage located under “Theory and Practice” in Chapter 3 of your textbook.
- “How Direct Democracy Makes Switzerland a Better Place”
Answer the following questions:
- What is the difference between direct democracies and representative democracies?
- Do you agree with Rousseau that direct-democracy political systems are preferable to representative democracies? Why?
- Why did the American Framers warn against direct democracies?