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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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In other words, the Concert of Democracies would be composed of a diverse group of countries from around the globe-small and large, rich and poor, North and South, strong and weak.
Is it true that democracies never fight each other?
In addition, Przeworski and his co-authors examined more than 140 countries from 1950 to 1990 and found that, once increases in population are taken into account, democracies and non-democracies grow at about the same rate.
if the world is fitted with democracies, even if voters in other countries choose governments unfriendly to America?
Recently, Michael Desch has argued persuasively against these theories, asserting that democracies perform neither better nor worse than non-democracies at war (Desch, 2002).
In democracies, people elect their leaders; dictatorships keep power away from the people.
Many aspiring democracies have withered in this century alone; there's no assurance that democratic systems will survive the test of time.
Spirit of America is committed to enabling emerging democracies to succeed.
The UN general assembly recognized that the year 2008 marked the 20th anniversary of the first International Conference of New or Restored Democracies, which gave people a chance to focus on promoting and consolidating democracy worldwide.
ZURICH, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new democracy barometer from the University of Zurich and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) shows the development of the thirty best democracies in the world.
And that "While democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy and that democracy does not belong to any country or region.