Democracy in a Small Nation

Democracy in a small nation of only 338,000 inhabitants is unusual in many respects. One can take as an example the relatively high proportion of citizens who are actually involved in the government and administration of the country, as well as individual communities.
    Each parliamentarian represents barely 3,600 people, while each community leader is  accountable to 400, on average. Furthermore, besides the elected representatives there are many people who work on boards and committees on behalf of the state and communities.