Elite democracy

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Prediction

  1. What is the meaning of elite democracy?

  2. Use elite 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 elite democracy in current events:

  4. Find an image related to elite democracy:


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Definition

Elite 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). Elite democracy is a model of democracy in which a small number of people, usually those who are wealthy and well-educated, influence political decision making.

Sentence

In an elite democracy only a small number of elite individuals with high levels of education and high socioeconomic status have sway in making policy decision.

Current Events

Why the power elite continues to dominate American politics

Image

Sorry, but they were the very most elite of the elite!

Sorry, but they were the very most elite of the elite!

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Questions

  1. What is eilte democracy?

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

  3. Has American republican democracy become more of an eilte democracy over time?

  4. Does an eilte democracy empower all Americans the same?

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

AP Studio Art

Now draw eilte 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.