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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

Is democracy finally taking root in Iraq?

The Week Magazine - 24 Jun 2018
Iraq is again struggling to form a new government. Fifteen years after the U.S.-led invasion, has democracy taken root? Here's everything you need to know: What is daily life like? There are distinct signs of progress: Downtown Baghdad is bustling, and ...

The Fate of Turkey's Democracy Lies With the Kurds

The Atlantic - 23 Jun 2018
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—This past Sunday, four Kurdish candidates running for office in Turkey's June 24 elections rolled into the rural town of Hani to rally their supporters. The candidates, along with their campaign team, had been speaking from atop ...

Honor democracy

The Herald-Times - 24 Jun 2018
I came away from my experience inspired that democracy is alive and well. Our nonpartisan voices are building bridges. Our climate concerns are growing into an opportunity to modernize our economy at the same time that we ensure a more liveable world ...

Vigilance is the price of sustaining democracy

News24 - 24 Jun 2018
A media that enjoys editorial and programming independence against the powerful was a critical contributor to defending South Africa's democracy in the past 10 years. In particular, investigative journalists played a key role in exposing the rapid ...

Fighting for democracy is hard work

CNN - 21 Jun 2018
Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN and The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.

Why we treasure democracy

The Hindu - 24 Jun 2018
The attractiveness of democracy lies in its ability to give us a peaceful transfer of power. To be sure, it is not for those in search of equanimity and inner calm, or for those easily unnerved by disagreements and conflicts. It is for the street-smart ...

At Thomas Mann's House, the German President Defends Democracy

The New Yorker - 22 Jun 2018
The questions that Mann pondered during his California exile—What is the future of democracy? Can the civilized world hold back the forces of irrationalism?—are very much in the air. On Monday, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, ...

June 12: A democracy day and its intrigues

Vanguard - 24 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018, announced the replacement of 29th of May with 12th of June as the country's Democracy Day. But the news about the change has generated different reactions from Nigerians who have celebrated ...

Playing games with democracy

Bangkok Post - 23 Jun 2018
Today in 1932, Thailand experienced a drastic transformation when a group of young soldiers and civilians known as the People's Party -- or Khana Ratsadorn -- staged the "Siamese Revolution" with an aspiration to introduce democracy to the country.

Aspirin and Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation Review - 21 Jun 2018
With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem isolated from the messiness of civil society, and a new Philanthropic Beltway may have sprung up. But it wasn't always that way, and it may be time ...

Don't take democracy for granted

The Star Online - 23 Jun 2018
WELL here we are in the New Malaysia. It's still hard to believe that all this is true: that on May 9, we came out in great numbers to finally make the change we thought would never come. I still think of those depressing days just a few months ago ...

Donald Trump and the 1930s playbook: liberal democracy comes unstuck

Financial Times - 22 Jun 2018
“I really don't care. Do u?” said graffiti on the back of Melania Trump's coat as she boarded the plane for Texas to visit encaged child migrants. No one, except Donald Trump, who tweeted that her garb was meant as a criticism of the “fake news” media ...

Book sees newspaper letters as vital to democracy

News-Press Now - 24 Jun 2018
Focused on the very same place, the writers found themselves at odds in observation. One considered St. Joseph a city “rich in history” while another saw the community's thinking as “archaic.” The writer of one letter regarded the city as “growing” and ...

Political dynasties and democracy

The Express Tribune - 24 Jun 2018
The season of election is on again. The debate is intense, and the debate is bitter. The intensity comes from nature of politics; hot, contested and polarised. The bitterness comes from the nature of democracy; corrupt, inefficient and dynastic. The ...

Citizens disillusioned with democracy: poll - 21 Jun 2018
Some 54 percent of citizens in democracies believe their voice doesn't have an impact on political decisions, and 64 percent think their government doesn't act in their interest, Democracy Perception Index 2018 — a survey conducted by Dalia Research, ...

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