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Synonyms for democracy



Synonyms for democracy

the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

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The Speaker also accepted the invitation by the Save Democracy Africa to formally chair its 3rd political summit which will take place in Abuja later in the year.
In Christmas, humanity encounters the stark choice between God and tyrants, democracy and anarchic violence.
In his message on the eve of International Day of Democracy, the Speaker said, world nations celebrate this Day with an aim to discourage dictatorship and strengthen democratic forces.
He said that democracy strengthens the state institutions for providing best services to the people in an organized manner.
Now a type of political cryptocurrency wants to do the same for votes, reinventing how we participate in democracy.
David Runciman's The Confidence Trap is a racing narrative of the travails of democracy and the confounding logic of its resilience.
For civil society activist Habiba Aman the rule by a majority that protects liberty of political thought and media is democracy.
The enemies of democracy keep changing guise and tactics.
But the question we have to answer is about the kind of democracy that we want.
His gesture of bowing down and kissing the sacred floor of the Parliament, acknowledging that it's the 'temple of democracy' and claiming himself as everyone's Prime Minister et al have sent out a clear message that the largest democracy of the world, true to its name, will be revived as a pro-people, poor-poor democracy.
In the Introductory note, musing on the concept of democracy Giorgio Agamben writes 'Of what do we speak when we speak of democracy?
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- When the coup brought down the presidency of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, who was elected as a candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood two years earlier, the concern was that the Brotherhood would become disenchanted with democracy, go underground and resort to violent means to take power.
TAKING OFF from the UNESCO advocacy on Education for All (EFA), the World Movement for Democracy chose Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social and Economic Inclusion as the theme for its seventh biennial assembly, convened last month in Lima, Peru.
Modernization theory, originating in the work of Seymour Martin Lipset (1959), argues that economic development will enhance the likelihood of a country establishing and maintaining democracy.
David Altman, Direct Democracy Worldwide (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)