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The law-making process in England and Wales
The law-making process in England and Wales

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2.1 The notion of democracy

What is democracy? This is a difficult question to answer at this stage of the course but think about the society you live in and whether the laws that govern you reflect your views and values. Democracy is, in theory, about being treated fairly and being able to say how you are governed. This means that every citizen should be able to participate in a democratic process, allowing them to be part of the law-making process. Do you live in a democratic society? You will be able to consider this question in more depth while reading and completing the tasks dealing with democracy and the law-making process.