Can we think about democracy, what is meant by democracy?

Shall I start?

I’m not talking about representative democracy here:

What I’m talking about is self-determination. How is that different to democracy?

A huge problem with the West’s idea of democracy is that it’s so-called representative democracy and the representatives are not accountable or held to account.

Discuss.

Edit: And why is self-determination so different to democracy? Should it be so different?

I suggest that the idea of self-determination is very close to the idea of democracy except that contemporary democracy is perverted and divorced and opposed to the interests of those that are subjected to this so-called democracy.

It’s not that difficult really, is it? Those that claim to be democrats …

Later edit: The role of lobbyists is so pervasive in (yet another edit: and is so perverse in) UK politics .

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