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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 my inaugural (professorial) lecture at the time, titled 'the conservative years: the social problem of government', I chose to draw attention to the problems facing democratic government; how government creates -- instead of ameliorating -- social problems; and how Thatcherism's authoritarian style proved corrosive for social and political stability and undermined the principles of consensus and open society.
The way to make these countries stable, secure, and prosperous is through movement toward democratic governments that respect human rights and the rule of law, and economic reform that integrates them more fully into the global economy.
Since the Sudan gained national independence, 1 January 1956, the country has been ruled by dictatorial regimes, except for the short-lived democratic governments of the years 1956-58, 1964-69, and 1986-89.
This isn't much of a reply, if only because so many democratic governments have made war on any association that stands in the way of public policy.
THE OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL condemned the sacking of a Suriname national television station on May 10 by unknown terrorists, while at the same time reaffirming strong support for the democratic government of President Ronald Venetiaan.
supported the efforts by the country's political leaders in maintaining security and preparing "for the day when a democratic government in Damascus will usher in a new era in Lebanese-Syrian relations."
* A democracy clause which makes democratic government a requirement for participation in the summit process;
Although the authors effectively undermine the myth that nonviolent resistance can be effective only against misbehaving democratic governments, they are less successful at determining how such a strategy might be sustained against a regime or invading force that is determined to prevail at all costs and is able to retain the loyalty of enough armed personnel to execute its policies.
He further said that dictatorship created suffocation and basic human rights were violated, but human rights were respected in democratic governments and young people were provided chances for development.

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