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Democracy

Self-rule in a polity. In a democracy, the citizens vote on issues of governance. Often, the term also refers to a republic, in which citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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The enemies of democracy keep changing guise and tactics.
Democracy Ranking measures annually the quality of democracy in global comparison by referring to a broader conceptual understanding of democracy (http://democracyranking.
The message was conveyed to people on the eve of the International Democracy day on Monday September 15.
Shortly after he replies 'The only way to make truth out of the world we're living in is to dispel the aura of the word democracy and assume the burden of not being a democrat and so being heartily disapproved of by "everyone"(tout le monde)'(7).
KARACHI -- Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party has said democracy and more democracy remains the only path for the people of Pakistan to accomplish the cherished goals of the founding fathers and heroes of both independent and democratic movements.
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.
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)
Wales) present 12 contributions exploring conceptual contestation in the thought and practice of democracy promotion.
Professor Colin Crouch wrote a book about a Europe post democracy.
America's founding fathers, who were familiar with the democracies of the classical Greeks, distrusted democracy.
After the authoritarian military governments of South America came to an end in the 1980s and peace agreements were signed in Central America in the 1990s, democracy was established as the only legitimate political system in the region.