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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 the December Cook Political Report/RT Strategies national poll of Democrats and independents who leaned to the Democratic side and planned to vote in Democratic caucuses and primaries, 33 percent supported Clinton, 17 percent Kerry, the 2004 nominee, 15 percent backed former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, Kerry's running mate in 2004, then a similar drop off to what was seen on the GOP side occurred.
So the Republicans seized the moment and elected De Priest, only to lose that seat to the Democrats in 1932, underscoring the national shift of African Americans to the Democratic Party.
He also argues that whatever the merits of the "new traditionalist" critique (Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, and John Milbank) of political liberalism, it both fails as a critique of the Emersonian pragmatist account of democracy that he proposes and impoverishes the democratic dialogue that he wants to cultivate.
If transnational patterns of domination made the democratic institutions of the Northwest into a template for the rest, to what degree were those three and a half centuries of European contention unfolding in relation to their own template(s) and to what degree was that contentious history a series of improvisations in response to immediate challenges?
In this short span, Indonesia has emerged as the world's third-largest democracy and a leading global example of a democratic, Muslim-majority nation.
Democratic groups, in particular, made these grassroots tactics a high priority and devoted a higher percentage of resources to reaching voters by these means than did the Republicans (The Washington Post, Dec.
As the candidates stake out their positions on the issues, it will take more than a well crafted message to carry one of them to the Democratic convention in Boston next year.
They called themselves the States' Rights Democratic Party, or the Dixiecrats, and their presidential nominee was a prominent Governor from the region, Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
More and more clearly there appears what was prepared under the veil and by the means of the democratic unanimity of the end of the twentieth century.
The promotion of democratic and political culture would immensely help discourage authoritarian controlled democratic culture besides strengthening democratic institutions.
Bohman contends that the European Union (EU) is the most developed project in transnational democracy: democratic legitimacy has become an issue for public deliberation and popular ratification.
2) Timmerman and Schiappa state that political deliberation is a specific type of democratic participation.

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