Study Cards on democracy, political, citizens
because democracy sets up an ungoing electoral battle between opponents who are encouraged to condemn one another.
+ in their desire to win elections, parties are encouraged to promise the electorate more than they are able to deliver --> creates frustration and dissapointment.
2. Government by the people may make government for the people difficult, as ordinary citizens lack time and education to act wisely on their own behalf.
Dissatisfaction with policy outputs and scepticism about politicians are important incentives for citizens to become active politically. Should not have blind trust in specific actors and their actions.
But it requires citizens to trust the system, its core values, and processes: legitimacy of the rules of the game.
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