13 Facts About Democracy


Democracy pledged not to create new laws without their consent.

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Democracy thought that there was a good and a bad variant of each system.

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Democracy was therefore highly fragile and rare historically, as it could only survive in small political units, which due to their size were vulnerable to conquest by larger political units.

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Democracy uses the term polyarchy to refer to societies in which there exists a certain set of institutions and procedures which are perceived as leading to such democracy.

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Democracy's role is to make visible and challenge those relations by allowing for difference, dissent and antagonisms in decision-making processes.

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Democracy is an overarching concept that includes the functioning of diverse institutions which are not easy to measure, strong limitations exist in quantifying and econometrically measuring the potential effects of democracy or its relationship with other phenomena—whether inequality, poverty, education etc.

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Democracy has taken a number of forms, both in theory and practice.

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Presidential Democracy is a system where the public elects the president through an election.

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Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.

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Cosmopolitan Democracy has been promoted, among others, by physicist Albert Einstein, writer Kurt Vonnegut, columnist George Monbiot, and professors David Held and Daniele Archibugi.

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The main idea about Creative Democracy is that democracy encourages individual capacity building and the interaction among the society.

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Democracy, in Dewey's view, is a moral ideal requiring actual effort and work by people; it is not an institutional concept that exists outside of ourselves.

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Plato's The Republic presents a critical view of democracy through the narration of Socrates: "Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequaled alike.

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