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Do you think every country in the world should adopt multiparty, representative democracy as its political system?
Multiparty representative democracy quickly leads to stagnation and fear amongst politicians of "losing" elections. Thus they pander to perceived popular appeal. (For example, at present, in the UK, the two main parties are pandering to a perceived growth in racist attitudes.)
The publice should have the right to vote in and out the administrators based on their ability to do their job, but this should not be a (spurious) choice between political parties.
but what do you think countries should have instead?
are the "administrators" the public can vote in and out? if not political parties; a single party?
just pander to perceived popular appeal? leading to stagnation and fear of losing elections?
I take you still want individuals associated with geographical areas? or would you have a grand presidental style election for our leader?
administrative setup cannot be accurately determined in advance. Re. your point about pandering, the administrators would know what political outlook to take. Their job security would depend only on their ability not on their views.
how what you're suggesting is at all different to representative democracy. and any way it is different, is so vague as to be non-existent. you're not really talking about short-term organisation of government anyway.
the "political outlook" has to come from somewhere - it's not just going to appear from the ether. Surely if that was the case, there wouldnt even be need for administrators and the state would wither away?
You confuse state and administration. Administration is needed to make sure things work: Organisation. This is not state.
you cant have an administration without it having a political stance. you can't have a neutral administration - society can't can just be "organised"; it has to be "organised into" something
it sounds like you're promoting some kind of fascist bureaucracy.
The "political stance" is obviously the only one that is correct - it didn't need to be mentioned.
Loads of people are rubbish at voting. Like, Americans can't even deal with those chad things. Some people don't even manage to get out of bed on polling day. I for example, have a tendency to spoil my ballot paper with an obscene illustration.
It's all about comparative politics and moral relativism. Certain ways of organising states within certain contexts provide more or less negative and/or positive freedom (some give fuck all of both). I'd like as much of both with an emphasis on the negative in social terms and the positive in economic terms. It seems that some people'd rather have the warm glow of working for some myth, be it fundamentalist islam, extreme nationalism or marxism-leninism)
I find my pictures crudely amusing.
but someone sensible ran it.
paned on Friday?
after thursday night jollies :)
so i'm not in work on friday. We must paned, we simply must!
i will have to see. i am pulling strings to get an extension on an essay so i can make it out on thursday. i havent been out in cardiff since thomas truax! i hate my Masters life (My REAL life is great) :'(
Benovelent Dictatorship is best.