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Democratic Theory and Contemporary Governance
Democracy can be defined and understood in a myriad of different ways (Ranney & Kendall, 1951). Much like the concept of leadership, democracy may be dependent on context and situation. In different situations and contexts, democracy may look and act differently. However, one key aspect to understanding democratic theory is its collective nature (Christiano, 2008). Directly or through elected representatives, each individual has a voice in their government. Democratic theory, from the perspective of John Locke, contends that government is responsive to the needs and wants of the citizen (Uzgalis, 2012).
Much of Locke's democratic theory is influential in contemporary governance. Locke's influence on contemporary governance can be seen in the social contract between the government and the citizen. Locke suggested that the citizen would relinquish some of their rights to the government. In turn, the government is responsible ...
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an extension of both democratic theory and business ethics
There is a trend toward the recognition and protection of the individual rights of employees, a trend reinforced by personal liability that managers have in upholding these rights. Elaborate on how the rights of those in the public sector differ from those in the private sector, and how it affects overall public sector productivity.View Full Posting Details