NTA-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Political Science (Paper-II): Questions 1885 - 1888 of 1909

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From this perspective of democracy, representation can help and hurt democracy, even if representation cannot be democratic since it cannot replicate the demos. But the phenomenon of representation reflects an emotional roller-coaster- great hopes during an election campaign; great disappointments from the works of government in office. This problem stems in part from the fact that representative government and demos potentially operate at cross-purposes. The office of a representative results from elections, which elevate a set of political rulers above the ruled in order to make in laws. In office, they make compromises to get legislative business done. Representative may feel proud of what they accomplished, because they made the decisions which led to the compromise. But citizens can՚t take pride in legislative work, and they mostly suffer the consequences required by the compromise. That doesn՚t mean that representatives always will be scorned; as mentioned above, their office enables them to undertake political initiatives not viable during an election campaign or to protect minorities whose needs may have been neglected. That said, the necessary activity of legislative compromise takes place above the heads and behind the backs of the people. As such it contradicts the ‘Athenian and Aristotelian’ understanding of democracies as political order that depend on the deliberative and decisive powers of the citizens (i.e.. the demos) acting with authoritative power. Citizens of the Athenian democracy were said to rule and be ruled in turn, but in every case their power required political presence and deliberative action of citizens.

Question 1885 (2 of 5 Based on Passage)

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What is the obvious outcome of an election? (October)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Ministerial berth of a politician

b.

Career of a leader

c.

Office of a representative

d.

Future prospects of a budding activist

Question 1886 (3 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2020

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Which of the following is represented in the phenomenon of representation? (October)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Great hopes during an election campaign

b.

Great appreciation for the work of government in office

c.

Great promises for the representative democracy

d.

Great challenges to liberalization, privatization, and globalization

Question 1887 (4 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2020

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MCQ▾

Athenian and Aristotelian understanding of democracies means: (October)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Western conceptualization of democracy

b.

Political system rooted in grassroot politics

c.

Political orders depending on the deliberative power of citizens

d.

System of government prevalent in Greek city states

Question 1888 (5 of 5 Based on Passage)

Appeared in Year: 2020

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MCQ▾

What takes place above the heads and behind the backs of the people? (October)

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Parliamentary sovereignty

b.

Judicial Activism

c.

Legislative Compromise

d.

Executive arrogance

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