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governments become too powerful and abuse their own people. To stop this problem we need the right type of government, therefore a democracy would be the best choice. Democracy is a government for the people, by the people, of the people. Democracy is the most sufficient type of government. Popular sovereignty and equality are the best core democratic values that support democracy. A core democratic value is the fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of our society, which units all Americans...

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Democracy

Democracy Democracy has become a dominant form of the government, that using in many countries. Democracy is a government form, which is the citizen should have a decision to vote their leader directly for their own country or elect the leader for the other problems. Democracy can develop it, if the majority and the minority party or the association willing works together. Which is everybody can talk and have an opinion, than will put the all idea together and take a better decision for the...

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Democracy

Etymologically, democracy comes from two Greek words, demos and cratein. Demos means society while cratein means authority. There are many terminological definitions of democracy, one of it is definition is by Henry B. Mayo stating that democracy is a political system showing the public policy determined by representatives audited effectively by the society by having periodic elections based on principles of political similarities in a situation where there is freedom to choose. This means that...

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Democracy

The Origins of Democracy Democracy is defined as a government by the people. Many people often only think of the United States of America when they think of democracy. Others think democracy only refers to voting or politics. Democracy however is more than just an American term or idea. Democracy has changed countries, and history effecting countless numbers of people across the world. Democracy in earliest form can be traced all the back to Ancient Greece around 500 B.C. The Greeks...

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Democracy

giving the federal government very little power to affect the economy. Modern judicial interpretation has allowed the federal government to have a much greater influence over the economy. The Framers created a representative democracy because they were fearful of direct democracy. Dahl says this is a result of underestimating the ability of the American people as a whole to guide the country on a stable, free-market path that would have respected the property rights of land owners. What kind of constitution...

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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because ther are more of them, and will of the majority is supreme” Aristotle Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Abraham Lincoln described democracy as: “The government of the people, by the people and for the people”. It means that in democratic form of government common man plays the pivotal role. The aristocracy, the land lords...

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Democracy

Democracy: The Best of the Worst Democracy is without a doubt a fairly successful system of governance. Although dozens of systems have been tried over the ages, the world has been continuously edging towards increasingly democratic models, at least in baby steps when not in great leaps and bounds. And yet Winston Churchill - both the product and professional beneficiary of a modestly democratic system - suggested that he considered it to be paradoxically "the worst form of government except all...

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the world are democracies. Knowing what is a democracy is really important, especially for those who live in a democracy. It allows you to understand what is the rule that the government plays in the society and know what are your rights and duties under a democratic administration. This essay will seek to define Democracy, the meaning of the word, the system and the history, and describe two of the most famous democracies: Direct democracy and Representative democracy. Democracy is a form of...

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Liberal Democracy

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY Liberal democracy is the form of governance that is mostly related with the modern nation state. However, it cannot be said that all nation states have liberal democracy, like Fascist Italy which was an authoritarian regime. Democratization is the transformation of political, economic and social structures from authoritarian or totalitarian rule to liberal democracy. After the transition stage of democratization is completed, consolidation stage begins. The consolidation stage...

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Philosophy and Democracy

1. RONALD DWORKIN: According to Dworkin, democracy is an egalitarian perception to political equality (). Dworkin argues for a substantive approach to democratic procedure; in effort to secure an equal distribution of political power to citizens as a whole (9; 117). Dworkin’s consequential approach classifies two types of political decisions: “choice-sensitive” and “choice-insensitive” issues (132). Dworkin defines choice-sensitive issues in terms of justice that: “depends essentially on character...

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