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    Democracy On Democracy

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    Democracy is a form of government, which literally means the “rule of the people”. Democracies fundamental questions include democracy include: How and why will the citizens govern, what are the criteria for citizenship, who will make majority decisions, who will the decided on divided issues what will be the perimeters to establish to govern a territory and how will chaos be handled if the citizens want a different representative form of government? Democracies One of the most influential Greek

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    Dictionaries say that a democracy is governed by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives. The representatives elected are officials who pass and debate on legislation on our behalf. But are we actually a democracy in America? Technically the USA is a republic. When it is all boiled down there are four separate insistences of presidential candidates winning without having the majority of popular votes. They are John Q. Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison

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    Democracy Vs Democracy

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    First, Democracy is the most use government in today’s world. The word democracy comes from two Greek words: demos, or “people,” and cracy, or “rule of” (Lansford 9).Democracy government increases demand for ordinary citizens to have a voice in the government, which means that all citizens participate directly or indirectly in the proposal, the development, and creation of law. The democracy main purpose is to overcome tyranny, or rule by one person or small groups of people. Second, A Dictatorship

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    The term democracy comes from the Greek language and means "rule by the people"(Democracy Building 2012). The democracy in Athens represents the precursors of modern day democracies. Like our modern democracy, the Athenian democracy was created as a reaction to a concentration and abuse of power by the rulers. Philosophers defined the essential elements of democracy as a separation of powers, basic civil rights, human rights, religious liberty and separation of church and state. The most current

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    The Role of Democracy in Nation De¬¬¬¬velopment What is democracy? Democracy is when a group or organization is ruled by the majority of its members. If a nation is democratic, then it is ruled not by one sole individual or by a small group of people, but by its citizens who vote for and elect the political leaders to govern the nation. Democracy is now the most common political system in the world. However, according to the Democracy Index, at least 50 countries are still controlled by authoritarian

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    Democracy Then is Democracy Now

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    kallipolis. The founding fathers created a system that was most like democracy with slight oligarchic influence. Similarities to American democracy and the democracy which Socrates describes are evident when he says: The people––those who work with their own hands––are the third class. They take no part in politics and have few possessions, but, when they are assembled, they are the largest and most powerful class in a democracy. (235, 565 a). Shay’s Rebellion, which occurred in Massachusetts in

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    Democracy is a form of a regime that is associated with “rule by the people” that implies rights and liberties for citizens, such as civil liberties and political rights to partake in elections. Democratization is the process of a regime becoming more democratic through democratic transition or consolidation. Democratization is a progression that can take several generations (Meisburger 155). A democratic transition is a movement from an authoritarian rule to a democratic one, whereas consolidation

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    Democracy

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    Democracy may be a word familiar to most, but still I would like to mention the fact that demos means pertaining to people and kratios means to rule. Thus this word original coined by the Greeks means rule of people as a whole and not by an individual or a privileged soul. It is a concept still misunderstood and misused in some parts of the world where totalitarian regimes and dictatorships have witnessed popular support by usurping democratic labels like in Iraq and Pakistan. By the dictionary definition

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    Democracy

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    Democracy The word democracy literally means "the government of the people" (demos). Plato, of course, is using the term to refer to the democracy of Athens, a small city-state where every adult male citizen was a member of the Assembly, and so had a voice in governmental policy. But in Athens more than half of the population were slaves or foreign residents, neither of whom had any civic rights. Hence, the defects that Plato sees in Athenian democracy are probably not the same ones he would

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    Throughout this semester in history we have been learning about democracies. Before this class I knew little to nothing about a democracy. Now I understand a lot about democracy, and how democracies have changed over the years. Through this class I can now answer the three core questions “who am I”, “what should I know”, and “how should I act”. After learning this semester and reading many great articles I can easily answer the question, “who am I?” I now realize that I am an important citizen

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