majority rule

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Synonyms for majority rule

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

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While South Africa has made the transition to majority rule, it hasn't always been a smooth ride.
First, if proposal generation is random, then majority rule is usually more likely to select a Pareto-optimal outcome than unanimity rule.
This use of time to season majorities enhances the likelihood that they will behave reasonably and avoids the necessity of a trade-off between majority rule and minority rights" (p.
With fragmented and polarised politics, along with liberal parties electorally handicapped, the Brotherhood is the one political force that holds the key to any majority rule in general and a centrist rule in particular.
discusses the meaning of democracy, the antidemocratic prejudice in contemporary democratic theory, the mechanisms of democratic reason, and failures of majority rule (real and imagined), among other topics.
The Common Cause suit argued that the filibuster is "inconsistent with majority rule.
In 1977, Smith succumbed to sanctions and the high cost of war and agreed to negotiate a transition to black majority rule.
Let's have majority rule and get rid of this threat hanging over us.
Norris says the two-thirds requirement "upsets the bedrock principle of lawmaking by majority rule upon which the California Constitution was founded.
Labour MSP Paul Martin said: "The parliament was never designed for single party majority rule, so attempts to introduce more checks and balances are welcome.
means much more than majority rule it also means respect for individual
ruled that the NCAC (a Delaware Corporation) retains the authority to make advertising recommendations of its own or modify KFCC's recommendations and then vote on those recommendations by majority rule.
We have been studying a serious aspect of this issue for several years - and that is that the filibuster and other rules that deny majority rule are unconstitutional, according to number of respected legal scholars.
The writer branded the concept as "an innovation" compared with the concept of Majority rule.
A minority of jurisdictions follow the Restatement (Third) of Property: Servitudes, which states, "the owners of a servient estate may unilaterally change the location or dimensions of an easement if the changes do not significantly lessen the utility of the easement, increase the burden on the easement holder or frustrate the purpose of the easement" The appellate court determined that the majority approach is a logical extension of Connecticut case law, and that the attributes of the majority rule, namely, uniformity, stability, predictability, and judicial economy, outweigh any increased flexibility offered by the Restatement (Third) of Property: Servitudes.