The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.
A form of government in which political power is exercised by the citizens. Direct Democracy: A form of democracy in which political power is exercised by the citizens without representatives acting of their behalf. Representative Democracy: A form of democracy in which the citizens select other to act on their behalf. People's Democracy: A term used by many communist governments to describe a government in which the state acts on behalf of the people even though the citizens may not have chosen the government.
A form of governance in which executive and legislative powers of the state are based on popular elections that are free, fair, and open; the right to organize, speak freely, and find impartial treatment through an independent judiciary are also typically found in democratic societies. Close Window
Government in which the Supreme Court is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.
Government by the people through their elected officials and appointed representatives. In a constitutional democracy, a constitution provides the basis of government authority and puts restraints on government power through free elections and freely expressed public opinion.
a democratic country has a government which has been freely elected by the people. Adults vote at an election for the government of their choice.
Derived from two ancient Greek words demos (the people) and kratos (strength). A system of government in which governance of the people is by elected representatives.
a government by the people, rule of the majority; South
Democracy is most commonly understood as a political system, however, this is a limited use of the term. We tend to use democracy in its fuller sense as a broad social idea that connotes a society where people share equally the freedom, power, and wherewithal to engage in meaningful forms of association with others.
a form of government in which the supreme power is given to the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation. This is usually done through periodically held free elections.
government by and of the people ( demokratia).
Government of the people by the people, usually through their elected represetatives
a system of national government in which the power is held by the broad mass of the people with their own consent through elections and in their own interest: "...by the people and for the people", in Abraham Lincoln's words. Some states emphasize "by the people", but govern for the elite between elections. Others claim to be "for the people" but seldom hold elections. Democracy requires both "by" and "for".
Rule by the people, usually via elected representatives, under a constitution that provides for the protection of basic rights and majority rule.
Government on behalf of the people by their elected representatives.
Rule by the majority of the American people, not by minorities, the few or the favored.
Often called democratic majority rule. Social organization in which a simple majority (over 50%) rules. The U.S. is not a Democracy. It is a Limited Constitutional Republic since the Bill of Rights prohibits infringements against the minority, the individual.
A system of government in which the people being governed have a voice, usually through elected representatives. It was invented in Athens. Meetings took place on a hill called the Pnyx near the Acropolis. Ordinary citizens, rich or poor, could make a speech and vote at the Assembly
the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
a constitutional and representative Muslims believe only Allah can endorse the person in power if there is going to be someone controlling the people other then he
a constitutional government based on the notion of an open society in which the voters enjoy universal adult franchise
a country in which power is held by elected representatives
a delusion for a governments society which at best can only be an aristocracy
a destructive form of government
a form of government, as opposed to say a monarchy
a form of government in which it is ruled over by a military commander as an emergency defacto government
a form of government in which ordinary citizens take part in governing, in contrast with a monarchy or oligarchy
a form of Government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part governing
a form of government in which the people often vote for something different but seldom if ever get something different
a form of government in which the will of the people is exercised either directly, as in Athens, or through representatives, as in most democracies today
a form of government that doesn't work unless everyone participates
a form of government under which the citizens distribute the offices of state among themselves by lot, whereas under oligarchy there is a property qualification, under aristocracy one of education
a form of government where people are free to make their own choices regarding government
a form of government where the people have equal say in how their county is run
a form of government where the people themselves have a say in making the decisions that affect them
a government by the people and quite frankly Bruneians are just too apathetic to care about anything beyond the four walls of their house, much less anything within the borders of their country
a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and unskilled labor
a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments
a government in which people vote for leaders to represent them, pass laws, and decide policies
a government of the masses, governed by majority rule, regardless of whether decisions are made emotionally, out of passion or prejudice, or through thoughtful consideration
a government of the people, but a large section of our population is illiterate today
a government that is run by the people, for the people
a government where any citizen who chooses to speak up has an equal voice with the other, equally vocal citizens
a government where the citizens vote on actions or laws
a hard road" story about the difficulties whoever the hell we have installed in power in Afghanistan will face in taming that savage, hairy country
a majority rule and is destructive of liberty because there is no law to prevent the majority from trampling on individual Rights
a majority rule, might makes right, if I can beg, borrow, bully, bribe, or steal one more voter than you, then I win, system
a nation which, not only holds elections, but which links the story of the national unit to that process
a place where numerous elections are held, at great cost, without issues, and with interchangeable candidates
a place where people can say what they're thinking
a political regime in which political power is exercised by controlling the membership of a demos, a group within which political decisions are taken, in practice a nation state
a political system in which laws are made according to the majority, so as to leave out the least amount of people
a political system in which the people of a country rule directly or indirectly with free and frequent elections
a political system where democratic forces hold absolute political power, at least in relation to non-democrats
a republic if the legislative functions of government, other than the ratification of constitutional amendments, is exercised exclusively through representatives elected by its citizens rather than directly
a rule of people with every individual having an equal vote
a social holon that thrives when individuals and the groups that constitute it participate more or are more a part of the democratic process
a sociopolitical form of government in which there is equal opportunity for the populace to make the laws and equal obligation to abide by them
a state in which the poor, gaining the upper hand, kill some and banish others, and then divide the offices among the remaining citizens equally
a state labia minora pimple which recognises the subjecting of the Hickey minority to the majority
a state of government where everybody has a say
a state where the government can be changed without bloodshed
a system of government where the people rule themselves by directly voting on every issue
a system of unlimited majority rule
a system set up with minimal representation where the majority ALWAYS rules and most decisions are made by popular vote
a system where the citizens have input on the formation or implimentation of the government
a type of government in which supreme political authority rests with the people
a type of government where people living in that country choose who is the ruler, or the people make the laws
A form of government in which the citizens share the power.
a government run by the people through elected representatives.
From the Greek words for "people" ( demos) and "power" ( kratos), this concept has no single meaning. Theorists distinguish between "procedural" democracy (which is concerned with activities like political participation, elections, and ways of taking power) and substantive policy outcomes (which are concerned with the educational, health, and economic consequences that government produces).
Rule by the people either directly (where each citizen votes on policy and so sovereignty rests with them) or representational (where citizens elect politicians and give them authority to make decisions of policy thereby giving sovereignty to the elected group).
Government by the people usually through elected representatives.
A form of government characterized by citizen involvement in policymaking. | Many scholars argue that high levels of voter turnout are critical to a well-functioning democracy. [ Lesson 1
Form of government in which political control is exercised by all the people, either directly or through their elected representatives.
Majority rule. The people vote in an election and the party or candidates that get the most votes rule the country.
A political system in which people hold the ruling power, either directly or indirectly.
Form of government in which policy alternatives are voted on by the people with majority determining the outcome.
A government in which supreme power is exercised directly by the people or by representatives elected under a free electoral system.
a political system characterized by protected individual rights and liberties for certain lucky countries in the Middle East
Democracy is a political system which has many different meanings and can take different forms. It is often incorrectly used as a synonym for capitalism. Fundamentally, it means a government of, by and for the people. Economic Democracy: An idea that people should have equal access to and say in the distribution of the wealth and resources of a country. Electoral Democracy: The idea "that, to be legitimate, government authority must derive from periodic free, fair, broadly particpatory, and genuinely contested elections." Representative Democracy: A system whereby people select others to represent their interests in government rather than having direct influence or say over such decisions.
Chauvinist ethnocracy. During the apartheid years in South Africa Whites also claimed to have a democracy and were rightly ridiculed for this posturing. Israel isn't much different, and its political system cannot be praised or labelled "democracy" due to its systematic oppression of others. Democracy is inclusive; the Israeli political system excludes a large portion of the population. Israel is the only country making a distinction between citizenship and nationality. Thus Palestinians living in Israel have an Israeli citizenship, and an "Arab" nationality. Democracy applies to the Jewish nationals, not to the citizens of the state. There are Arab members of the Knesset, but their rights are curtailed in the Jewish state. Palestinians in the occupied territories have zero democratic rights although they are forced to pay some taxes to Israel--a case of taxation without representation.
A system of government by the whole population, usually through elected representatives; a state so governed; any organisation governed on democratic principles; an egalitarian and tolerant form of society.
A system of government in which peopleâ€™s views are reflected and the right of political participation is guaranteed. Such a form of government involves the principles of promoting and protecting human rights, social equality, and respect for the individual within a community.
An asylum run by the inmates. As Churchill admitted, "the worst form of government, except for all the others"; now getting so obviously awful that alternatives to government are finally getting the attention they deserve. If is the population of the United States and is the degree of imbecility of the average American, then democracy is the theory that is less than . -- H. L. Mencken
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, leaders gain through elections.
The root words are Greek: demos = people, kratos = rule. Political theory distinguishes between representative democracy (the election of representatives, who then make decisions) and direct democracy (decisions made at a town meeting or by referendum). In organizations, the term can mean actions that are non-authoritarian, consultative, and respectful of everyoneâ€™s rights and opinions. It can also mean decision-making by voting, e.g. in professional partnerships. The latter is the meaning preferred in this book. Sections 6.3, 7.3
The ideal form of a political system -- now used interchangeably with the economic system called "capitalism" -- in which a handful of wealthy people with occasional minor policy differences take turns enriching their patrons and being elected by a citizenry that is allowed no other choices. E.g.: " We intend to turn Iraq into a democracy, just like the United States."
A political system through which enfranchised citizens (people who are acknowledged by the state as citizens and have been granted the right to vote) determine governmental courses of action through elections.
society based on the idea of equality where the government is run by the people or their freely elected representatives
A form of government in which power is held by the people. The people exercise their power either directly or through elected representatives.
A political system in which governance is accomplished by leaders whose authority is based on a limited mandate and who are elected by a universal electorate. Such an “electoral” democracy becomes a “liberal” democracy when the population selects among genuine alternatives and also has significant rights to political participation, expression and opposition.
Form of government in which all the citizens of a state, either directly or indirectly, take part in the governing process.
A government by the people where decisions are made by a majority of voters through elected representatives.
We define democracy as a system of government in which ultimate power is in the hands of the people, and in which every adult person is entitled to an equal say. This is seen as in opposition to dictatorship, where power resides in the hands of an un-elected person or group maintained in power by force, or theocracy â€“ which we define as a system of government in which ultimate power in society rests with the representatives of God. According to these definitions, the government of Iran, for example, is a theocracy rather than a democracy, even though people vote for their members of parliament. See also: Dictatorship, Theocracy
a form of government in which people hold the power, either by voting for measures directly or by voting for representatives who vote for them.
Comes form the Greek words 'demos" meaning people and 'kratos" meaning strength. This literally means government by the people and the rule of the majority. It is a system of government where the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised indirectly through their elected representatives.
A form of government in which power ultimately rests with the people, either directly or through elected representatives. (See Fundamental rights, External dimension)
Political system where laws are changed at the whims of the majority, or representants of the majority (representative democracy). A popular loaded word. Represented by the expression "fifty million frenchmen can't be wrong" (sadly, its proponents are the first to demonstrate the absurdity of believing people). Democratic process : one driven by a majority, by popular vote, etc.
Government by the people in which political power is exercised either directly or through elected representatives. Rule by the majority without the consent of the governed (50% +1 person consitutes a majority). In a direct-democracy public policy is decided by direct popular vote. In a representative-democracy public policy is decided by representatives which are elected by popular vote. In both cases political power is exercised by the government on behalf of the people. (also see Mobocracy)
The idea that everyone has an active role to play governing our public world.
government of the people, by the people and for the people. In other words, a political system that is characterized by protected individual rights/liberties against government interference, equality under the law, free, frequent and competitive elections, majority rule and respect for the minority.
a form of government, a way of life in which it is rule by the people.
A form of government that gives supreme power to the people and lets them exercise it either directly (as in New England town meetings) or indirectly through representatives chosen through free elections.
The government in which the supreme power is held by the people and also a political unit which has a Democratic government
a type of Greek government in which all citizens, without regard to birth or wealth, administered the workings of government. It translates "the power of the people." (p. 61)
system of government based on the enfranchisement of all citizens; literally, "rule of the people"
Kind of government where all people have the same rights and can choose their own leaders
a form of government in which the people have a say, either directly or indirectly, in how they are governed.
a system of government involving all, or a large part, of the people governed See also: participatory democracy representative democracy
This means "rule by the people", in other words everyone in the country should have a say in what happens and what is decided. In a democratic country there are elections where the people have a free choice on who they want to be in charge, they are entitled to their own opinions, and they have the right to criticise the Government.
government, or social rule, by the people either directly or through elected representatives
Government by all people in the country--directly or by representation.
Government by the people. Citizens elect government representatives.
'Government by the people', from two ancient Greek words demos (people) and kratos (power). See Representative Democracy.
Government of the sheep, by the shepherds, for the wolves. (See also: 'Dictatorship'.)
1. a government where the people elect representatives to govern for them. 2. a country that has such a government. 3. the idea that everyone in a country has equal rights.
a country having a government which is voted for by all its peoples, not elected by a small group
Democracy (literally "rule by the people", from the Greek demos, "people," and kratos, "rule"http://www.britannica.com/ebi/article-9273962 Democracy:Britannica Student Encyclopedia) is a form of government. Today, the term democracy is often used to refer to liberal democracy,http://www.fareedzakaria.com/articles/other/democracy.html http://www.fareedzakaria.com/articles/other/democracy.html but there is no necessity that democracies be liberal (i.e. respectful of individual liberty and property) and in some cases may be illiberal democracies. There are many other varieties and the methods used to govern differ.
Democracy in the fictional future city of Mega-City One has been a significant recurring theme in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. In particular, a number of stories published since 1986 have addressed the issue of the Judges' dictatorial system of government, and efforts by the citizens to re-establish democracy. Besides being a notable story arc in itself, the "Democracy" stories also had wider repercussions which led directly to the events depicted in the story "Necropolis".
Democracy is a game that was developed by Positech Games in 2005. The player plays as if he/she is the president or prime minister of a democratic government. The player has the ability to choose from one of twelve nations, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Japan, Russia, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Democracy is a quarterly journal of progressive and liberal politics, as well as culture, founded by Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny in 2006. While new, Democracy is intended to be the progressive/liberal answer to such prominent and influential conservative journals as The Public Interest, Policy Review, Commentary, and The National Interest. Baer and Cherny state in a message to readers in the first issue that they intend to "regenerate the strength of the progressive movement" with "big ideas."