Q. Which of the following is not a device of direct democracy?

[A] Referendum

[B] Emergency

[C] Recall

[D] Initiative

Answer: B

Explanation: Democracy is of two types–direct and indirect. In direct democracy, the people exercise their supreme power directly as is the case in Switzerland.

  • There are four devices of direct democracy, namely, Referendum, Initiative, Recall and Plebiscite.
  • In indirect democracy, on the other hand, the representatives elected by the people exercise the supreme power and thus carry on the government and make the laws.
  • This type of democracy, also known as representative democracy, is of two kinds–parliamentary and presidential.

Source: Laxmikanth