Pluralist democracy



  1. What is the meaning of pluralist democracy?

  2. Use pluralist democracy in a sentence (that you will be proud for an admissions officer to find on your Instagram page one day):

  3. Describe a connection to pluralist democracy in current events:

  4. Find an image related to pluralist democracy:

Fun Facts


Pluralist democracy: (The United States is a representative democracy. Representative democracies can take several forms along the scale from Participatory democracy, Pluralist democracy, to Elite democracy). Pluralist democracy is a model of democracy in which no single group dominates politics and organized groups compete with each other to influence policy. We see examples of pluralist democracy at both the state level and the federal level. As in a participatory democracy, anyone can participate in influencing political decisions, but in a pluralist democracy, individuals work through groups formed around common causes.


In a participatory democracy, town hall meetings and referendums are examples of people having the power to make policy decisions. In a pluralist democracy, participation in groups formed around common causes is the chief method to influence policy decisions. In an elite democracy, only a small number of elite individuals have sway in making policy decision.

Current Events

America Is Not a Democracy






  1. What is pluralist democracy?

  2. Describe an example in current politics that illustrates the idea of pluralist democracy:

  3. Has American republican democracy become more of a pluralist democracy over time?

  4. Does a pluralist democracy empower all Americans the same?

  5. Has the current President increased or decreased American pluralist democracy?

AP Studio Art

Now draw pluralist democracy Take 10 or 20 seconds. That’s all you need. Nothing fancy. Don’t expect a masterpiece. Draw with symbols or stick figures if you wish. Now Look at your drawing. You’ve got it. That’s all.