TITLE

Diminishing Democracy By Enlarging It

PUB. DATE
June 1977
SOURCE
New Republic;6/18/77, Vol. 176 Issue 25, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the impact of the election reform package proposition of U.S. President Jimmy Carter called universal voter registration on the concept of representative democracy. Reasons behind the proposition; Overview of the universal voter registration; Analysis of its ways to encourage voter turn out; Discussion on voting as a model of citizenship and the democratic process; Information on people not voting in elections; Emphasis on liberalization of registrations of voters; Decline in voters' list considered as a serious issue; Report on responsibility of the U.S. people to register for vote; Fear of electoral fraud; Plans of President Carter for abolishing electoral college; Views of the author on representative democracy.
ACCESSION #
9598924

 

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