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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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And the course of modern democracy has increasingly produced instances of this type.
Beyond the author's fascinating insights about the neglected idea of solidarity, Brunkhorst's ruminations on modern democracy are especially interesting.
Until the population decrees that it wishes to take part in,and to live in,a modern democracy, we will become even less of a modern nation than Saudi Arabia.
But Williams' at-the-time "radical" beliefs would become central to modern democracy, earning him a lofty, indisputable place in history.
And he moved the church beyond its nostalgic desire to revive the old "sacred alliance" of Catholic monarchies into a cautious detente with modern democracy.
I think ever since [19th-century French politician and writer Alexis de] Tocqueville, people have understood that you need a healthy civil society in order to make a modern democracy work," observes Fukuyama, author of such influential bestsellers as The End of History and the Last Man and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity.
I believe [both of them] act according to a similar understanding of the international constellation and the manner in which a modern democracy is supposed to act in it.
The mother of modern democracy," Bobrick quotes someone as saying, "was the Reformation, with its evolving principles of free inquiry and the priesthood and equality of all believers.
After two centuries of idealizing the rugged individual and the lone frontiersman, we remain the only modern democracy without an adequate welfare system or any national health care program.
One solution requires political leaders to spend most of their lives preparing themselves to be strategists in the manner followed by Frederick the Great of Prussia, a solution unlikely in a modern democracy.
Tocqueville had interesting things to say about art in a modern democracy.
We need a drive to give power back to the people, telling them that voting does count in a modern democracy like Ireland.

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