Posts Tagged ‘ Democratization

Public Participation and Local Government

Institute for Local Government: Promoting Good Government at the Local Level in California

Perspectives on Public Engagement and Local Government

Why Canadians Don’t Vote

Creating a Democratic Health Index

Samara Canada

Are We A Democracy?

US governance analysed through the lens of Plato’s 5 types of government:

aristocracy (rule by the “best”, that is, by experts specially trained at governance),

timarchy (rule by those guided by their courage and sense of honor),

oligarchy (rule by a wealthy minority),

democracy (rule by the people as a whole—a “mob” as Plato saw it), and

tyranny (rule by a despot answerable to no one but himself).