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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 both Scotland and Wales, for instance, these showpieces of modern democracy will only be able to conduct their business on the basis of secret sessions of hard bargaining between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
It faces the problem of making a monument for a modern democracy. And, at the same time, it takes the principles of Modernism and uses them to make a decent and appropriate contribution to the visual structure of Dresden.
of California-Berkeley), and uses it to explore the relation of art and politics during the birth of mass political participation, mass culture, and modern democracy in late 18th-century France.
McCarthy, who plays crossdressing bisexual Kris Fisher in the hit show, said the DUP representative's remarks were unacceptable in a modern democracy.
It is unacceptable that in a modern democracy there is no direct input to Parliament's second chamber by the electorate.' Mr Straw rejected the argument that the introduction of an elected element into the House of Lords would threaten the traditional supremacy of the Commons.
There is no place for anarchy like this in a modern democracy.
'This is a very badly needed change in keeping with our new modern democracy in Wales,' he said.
What has been abundantly clear over recent weeks is no one seems accountable in an age where openness and transparency are supposed to be the cornerstones of modern democracy.
Mr Davies said that postponing the council elections yet allowing the referendum to be held would make Wales look more like a banana republic than a modern democracy.
In a modern democracy we should strive to give youngsters an equal start in life.
But, the whole purpose of modern democracy is to rise above such basic urges and to apply the rule of law to convict the guilty by the due process of law.
Lord Ashdown said: "I am anxious we are at a place where the arrangements for parades are the same as one would expect from any modern democracy."

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