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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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Democratic regimes are also more likely to be freer and thus more dynamic economically than autocracies.
If regime durability varies with economic performance, and dictatorships are more able to channel resources to accumulation and the creation of wealth rather than consumption, democratic regimes are more vulnerable to economic performance setbacks and political turmoil than their authoritarian counterparts.
Yet the problem is not limited to countries with questionable democratic credentials, or regions of merely potential democratic regimes.
While the establishment of a democratic regime there put an end to racial minority rule and flagrant political inequality, it has not been effective against an increase in violent crime.
First, the problem involves acts of repression by agents of the state, such as the police, within the context of democratic regimes.
While the establishment of democratic regimes constitutes a historic landmark, these democracies coexist with many deeply troubling trends that define a set of colossal challenges remaining to be tackled.
It is true that all societies may not be ready for a free and democratic regime.
Stability, security and development flourishes in India thanks to its basically democratic regime.
The rebel leader who is under international pressure to take part in a comprehensive peace process went to say that regime change is the ultimate goal of his movement in order to establish a democratic regime in the country where all the marginalised regions can equally share power and wealth in Sudan.

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