Hybrid Democracy Essay Questions for Final

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What is a hybrid democracy?

representative democracy combined with the direct direct democracy

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elected representatives in legislature and executive branch make laws and public ____.

policies

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Who can directly participate in making laws at the ballot box?

Voters

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What can voters do?

propose and vote for initiatives

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What are the 3 components of Direct Democracy?

Initiative Process, Referendum, Recall

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What is the initiative process?

citizens may propose laws or constitutional amendments and vote on them, they appears as proposition on ballots

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What is a referendum?

voters may second guess the legislature and governor by voting to reject laws

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What is a recall?

Voters may choose to remove an elected official from office

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How many stages are in the initiative process?

4

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What is the first stage of the initiative process?

preparing stage

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What is the preparing stage?

Drafting and Titling

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explain Drafting and Titling?

write the initiative; submit to attorney general; with $200 fee

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To who do the voters submit the drafting and titling?

attorney general

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What does the attorney general assign it?

a title and summary

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What is the second stage of the initiative process?

Qualification Stage

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What is the Qualification stage?

Gathering and Verifying Signatures

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Explain Gathering and Verifying Signatures.

Gathering signature

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how many signatures should be gathered?

1 million to ensure enough are valid

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who verifies the signatures & certifies measure for ballot?

Secretary of State

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What is the 3rd stage of the initiative process?

Campaigning Stage

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What is the Campaigning stage?

persuading potential voters

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explain persuading potential voters.

raise and spend funds to get proposition passed

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What is the 4th stage of the initiative process?

Post-Election Stage

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What is the Post election stage?

Court Challenging and implementation

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explain court challenging and implementation.

many initiative are immediately challenged by opponents in courts. Those proposition are often put “on hold” until a final court decision is made about its constitutionality.

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How can a initiative be implemented?

  • simple majority 50%+1
  • go into effect unless challenged by court
  • opponents may revisit the issue through a future initiative that eliminates it
  • legislature may NOT change propositions