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Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, Dēmokratía literally "rule of the...

wikipedia - 11 Nov 2016
Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, Dēmokratía literally "rule of the commoners"), in modern usage, is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Democracy is sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority". Democracy was originally conceived in Classical Greece, where political representatives were chosen by a jury from amongst the male citizens: rich and poor.[citation needed] The Engl

Without Workers, We Wouldn't Have Democracy

Jacobin magazine - 20 Jan 2019
Discussions about the state of democracy are suddenly all the rage. And it's not hard to see why: Bolsonaro in Brazil, Trump in the US, Erdoğan in Turkey, Orbán ...

Is Democracy the Problem?

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - 16 Jan 2019
In trying to explain the dispiriting descent of U.S. politics and governance into pervasive paralysis, conflict and sheer mediocrity, it is hard not to wonder if many ...

Brexit, democracy and the sacred

Open Democracy - 20 Jan 2019
There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice. Credit: Pixabay. CC0 Public Domain. The philosophical heart of ...

The Shutdown Is Great News for Russia

The Atlantic - 19 Jan 2019
The longest government shutdown in American history is making headlines around the world. It will also have global effects, none of them good. U.S. political ...

Chasing that elusive full democracy

Daily Mirror - 20 Jan 2019
Chasing that elusive full democracy, The Economist's Intelligence Unit Democracy Index which provides a snapshot of the state of democracy globally has ...

New Democracy Against Democracy

Jacobin magazine - 16 Jan 2019
The capacity of the Left to successfully confront the far right's continuing political ascent will be severely tested in 2019 in the only country in the world where the ...

Our Elites' Selective Support for Democracy

The American Conservative - 17 Jan 2019
The ongoing parallel crises in the United Kingdom and the United States invite us to contemplate unwelcome truths about the nature of politics in the 21st ...

Democracy needs free speech - Letters

The Star Online - 21 Jan 2019
MALAYSIA'S maturing democracy, as shown by the recent peaceful transition to a new government, can be further enhanced when we take freedom of speech ...

Brexit is a lesson in democracy

The Financial Express - 20 Jan 2019
Theresa May could establish a majority if she can attract the support of the Remainers with a compromise solution, isolating the hard Brexiteers.

Upholding democracy

The News International - 20 Jan 2019
Suddenly, some of the sages appearing on electronic media and writing in newspapers have realised that they have been short-changed. Many of those who ...

This is what democracy looks like

The Washington Post - 06 Jan 2019
“This is what democracy looks like.” It was the chant heard again and again at the women's marches the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated and echoed ...

In the name of democracy

TheCable - 20 Jan 2019
If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of ...

Do referendums improve democracy?

Open Democracy - 14 Jan 2019
If the people lead them, like in the Irish case, referendums point way to improved democracy. But less so if political elites, like in the UK or Colombia cases, do ...

What Populists Do to Democracies

The Atlantic - 26 Dec 2018
According to our research, populist governments have deepened corruption, eroded individual rights, and inflicted serious damage on democratic institutions.

Western democracy on a razor’s edge

The Australian - 18 Jan 2019
In a week when the antics of our nations tennis players seemed to emulate the personal enmities and internal dysfunction of our national politics, the real lesson ...

Oh, Democracy? Now, what is that?

Daily Times - 19 Jan 2019
“Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are ...

A New Playing Field for Democracy Reform

The American Prospect - 24 Dec 2018
This article appears in the Winter 2019 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. So, it looks like Fixing Our Democracy is officially Cool.

Supreme Court & democracy - 16 Jan 2019
WHAT was the impact of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar's tenure on the fragility of Pakistan's democracy? Justice Saqib Nisar challenged one of the foundational ...

The Suicide of a Great Democracy

The Atlantic - 08 Jan 2019
We had made plans to go to Washington weeks ago, and there was no way to change the trip. The train was almost empty when it pulled into Union Station on ...

Why South Africa is a flawed democracy

BusinessTech - 11 Jan 2019
South Africa has climbed one place in The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Democracy Index for 2018 – though its score remains unchanged from last year.

Dishonest politics a threat to democracy

Gympie Times - 17 Jan 2019
WITH so many of us being of British/Gaelic heritage, it's hard not to be concerned about the debacle being played out in the House of Commons. Even if one ...

Bitcoin And Democracy Tech

Seeking Alpha - 04 Jan 2019
Threats to democracy and human rights must be faced together. As investors we can play a critical role when we allocate our capital. Democracy tech is a form ...

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