“Direct democracy” is a term generally applied to a form of democracy in which political power is exercised by the citizens without representatives acting of their behalf. A government where the citizens propose and vote directly on each law.
A good example of “direct democracy” is a town meeting where anyone from the town who wants to show up to debate and vote on town policy can do so. One negative point applied to this type of democracy is that many of these meetings have low attendance and, therefore, don’t always really represent the feelings of the towns population as a whole. This, of course, raises questions as to whether this form of “direct democracy” is actually democracy at all!
Definition Of Direct Democracy