Definitions for "Democracy"
Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
a restraint of tyranny, that is it
a tyranny of the majority, or more accurately, a tyranny of the best organized group
Keywords:  feckless, jessie, lovett, didion, inez
Democracy is a 1984 novel by Joan Didion. Set in Hawaii and Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War, it tells the story of Inez Victor, wife of U.S. Senator Harry Victor, and her romance with CIA agent Jack Lovett, who dies extricating Inez's daughter Jessie from Vietnam, where the girl has ventured out of feckless idealism.
Democracy is a play by Michael Frayn which premiered at the Royal National Theatre in 2003, directed by Michael Blakemore. It subsequently won the Evening Standard and Critic's Circle awards for Best Play. Democracy played on Broadway in autumn 2004, and has also been staged in Copenhagen and Oslo.
Keywords:  demography
Keywords:  joke, punk, album, english, killing
Democracy is an album from 1996 by English post-punk group Killing Joke.
a crazy-quilt of ideas, institutions and procedures assembled to ensure that laws written to institute the finest moral thought are enforced and remain paramount, and that such imperious men and their ideas are checked or smothered
a great idea but it only works when you have your say
Keywords:  waiter, badly, ran, vote, corrupts
a great freedom but when it finds a way to vote money it corrupts badly
a "restaurant" in which one can come to enjoy the food, learn the customs, but vote for a "waiter" to change the menu and the way the restaurant is ran
a polity where citizenship is understood to be as important as leadership, where the voluntary worker is as highly valued as the paid official
Keywords:  faciliate, proces, tool
a tool that can faciliate that proces
Keywords:  wolves, lunch, sheep, deciding, two
a sheep and two wolves deciding on what to have for lunch
a form of dictatorship
a sophisticated form of civilisation
Keywords:  societal, model, lawful
a lawful societal model
a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction
an ugly thing that runs with the coordination of a three legged dog
a wonderful thing
Keywords:  recipe, disaster
a recipe for disaster
Keywords:  safe, society, minority
a society in which it is safe to be in the minority
Here is a partial list of varieties of democracy. The types of democracy listed here are not mutually exclusive.
The practice of the principle of equality of rights, opportunity, and treatment.
Keywords:  mode, living, associated
a mode of associated living
Keywords:  danger, trained, well, one
a danger unless it is a trained one, and a well-trained one