We welcome new members to join in the fight for a liberal democracy.
There is an increasing feeling of democracy in the country.
We use democracy as a method of selecting representatives.
In point of fact, bourgeois democracy is the political formula for free trade, nothing more.
Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government?
Coverage of the scrutiny process is central to our parliamentary democracy.
Participation in political life was one of the pillars of Athenian democracy.
The AA is proud to have the benefit of an active and participatory democracy.
Shortly afterwards, however, an insurrection took place, by which the disciples of Pythagoras were driven out, and a democracy established.
The widespread belief in the robustness of the rule of law in Britain certainly reflects our reputation as a vibrant multicultural democracy.
After touring the United States for more than nine months in the 1830s, Alexis de Tocqueville returned to his native France and penned the two-volume Democracy in America.
A nobility of this kind often gave way to a democracy which either proved as turbulent as itself, or else grew into an oligarchy ruling under democratic forms. Thus at Florence the old nobles became the opposite to a privileged class.
During the early 1990s, under pressure from western aid donors, the Moi government was finally forced to concede to a multi-party democracy.
Their exclusive possession of power made the commonwealth in which they bore rule an aristocracy; but they were a democracy among themselves.
Indeed the spread of democracy elsewhere increased the prestige of the Athenian administration, which had now reached a high pitch of efficiency.
The network aims to deepen democracy through greater citizen participation in local governance.
Their weak point lies in their necessary conservatism; they cannot advance and adapt themselves to changed circumstances, as either monarchy or democracy can.
In politics he advocates absolute equality - a democracy pushed to anarchy.
The only speech made by him during his three years in parliament that was listened to with impatience was, curiously enough, his speech in favour of counteracting democracy by providing for the representation of minorities.
In the heyday of the Athenian democracy, citizens both conservative and progressive, politicians, philosophers and historians were unanimous in their denunciation of "tyranny."
Those sixty thousand, like the populus of Rome, formed a narrow oligarchy as regarded the rest of the nation, but a wild democracy among themselves.
For a certain class of citizens to be condemned, by virtue of their birth, to political disfranchisement is as flatly against every principle of democracy as for a certain class of citizens to enjoy exclusive rights by reason of birth.
1902), Industrial Democracy (1897, new ed.
Democracy, aiming at the good of the majority: ii.
The leaders of this party came into close contact with the Social Democrats, and their relations became so cordial that Social Democracy everywhere declared the " Democratie Chretienne " to be its forerunner and pioneer.
C. Howe, The City, the Hope of Democracy (ibid., 1905); and Charles Zueblin, American Municipal Progress (ibid., 1902).
He was an aggressive opponent of the "Tweed Ring," and was actively allied with the antiTammany organizations, the "Irving Hall Democracy" of 1875-1890, and the "County Democracy" of 1880-1890, but upon the dissolution of the latter he became identified with Tammany.
His views on social subjects, and the responsibilities which great wealth involved, were already known in a book entitled Triumphant Democracy, published in 1886, and in his Gospel of Wealth (1900).
The more the hope of being able to regain these middle classes of society disappeared, the more decidedly did the Curia perceive that it must seek the support and the regeneration of its power in the steadily growing democracy, and endeavour through the medium of universal suffrage to secure the influence which this new alliance was able to offer.
He took the idea that the Bank of the United States was leading the money power against him, and that he was the champion of the masses of democracy and of the common people.
The mother-idea of his poems, he says, is democracy, and democracy "carried far beyond politics into the region of taste, the standards of manners and beauty, and even into philosophy and theology" His Leaves certainly radiates democracy as no other modern literary work does, and brings the reader into intimate and enlarged relations with fundamental human qualities - with sex, manly love, charity, faith, self-esteem, candour, purity of body, sanity of mind.
The system which was adopted allowed the older counties, which must be conciliated, a large majority of the representatives in the new Assembly, on the theory that the preponderance of property (slavery) in that section required this as security against the rising democracy.
As the defender of democracy he had frequently to face serious dangers.
By a strange irony this event, the chief event of Lucien's life, was fatal to the cause of democracy of which he had been the most eager exponent.
Meanwhile Maine had published in 1885 his one work of speculative politics, a volume of essays on Popular Government, designed to show that democracy is not in itself more stable than any other form of government, and that there is no necessary connexion between democracy and progress.
10.7 G.-The Development of Democracy, 1789-1801.
But the Christian Democracy, which, starting in Belgium and France, had now extended its activity to Italy, Austria and Germany, and was striving to arrive at this solution, degenerated everywhere into a political party.
Averse at all events to the Athenian democracy, leaning towards Macedonian monarchy, and resting on Macedonian power, he maintained.
Then follows the treatment of oligarchy, democracy, commonwealth and tyranny, and of the various powers of government (0), and independent investigation of revolution, and of the means of preserving states (E), and a further treatment of democracy and oligarchy, and of the different offices of the state (Z), and finally a return to the discussion of the right form of constitution (II, 0).
"The antagonism of the two Socialist movements is not based on small personal jealousies: it is the clashing of two fundamentally distinct methods, that of democracy and that of dictatorship.
" For us, therefore, Socialism without democracy is unthinkable."Kautsky had no difficulty in showing that, in consequence of this fundamental flaw, the practical results of Soviet rule were deplorable.
It is even true to say that an ambassador is practically debarred from coming into actual touch with currents of public feeling and the passing influences which, in this age of democracy, determine the course of events in the political life of peoples.
(I) those which, without having peace for their direct object, promote friendship among men of different races and nationalities; (2) those which directly address themselves to the promoting of friendship and goodwill among peoples; (3) those which regarding peace as the immediate object of their efforts, endeavour to educate democracy in this sense; (4) those which endeavour to remove the causes of international friction by the codification of international law and the promotion of the international regulation of common interests.
Ostrogorski, Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties (ibid., 2 vols., 1902; the second volume, revised and enlarged, was published in 1910 as Democracy and the Party System in the United States); J.
Cleveland, Growth of Democracy in the United States: or the Evolution of Popular Cooperation in Government and its Results (Chicago, 1898); J.
Smith, The Spirit of American Government: A Study of the Constitution, its Origin, Influence and Relation to Democracy (New York, 1907); Albert Shaw, Political Problems in American Development (New York, (1907); D.
Sycophants were an inseparable accompaniment of the democracy, and the profession, at least from a political point of view, was not regarded as in any way dishonourable.
Together with a few other men of birth and education, he began secretly to sow the sentiments of democracy among the peasants.
Wilcox, The American City: A Problem -in Democracy (ibid., 1904); and Great Cities in America: Their Problems and Government (ibid., 1910); H, E.
Besides editing several series of books, including "The Great Educators" and "The Teachers' Professional Library," he published The Meaning of Education (1898), a collection of essays; and two series of addresses, True and False Democracy (1907), and The American as he is (1908) .
The absence of settled public law and the influence of direct democracy made a complete ministry of finance impossible.
He has hosted the Academy Awards twice, and is the co-author of two books, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction and Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.
In addition, several selections from the highly anticipated and long awaited album Chinese Democracy are also included.
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" Our policy," said Dr. Benes in 1921, " is a policy of peace: in domestic affairs our programme is the logical sequel to our foreign policy, namely, social and racial order and justice, and unremitting effort on behalf of social and political democracy.
The idea underlying these councils was to create, as it were, a certain constitution for factories by which the workman who had hitherto been a mere machine should become a creative factor, closely identified with the organization of the undertaking, conscious of responsibility, and thus making of democracy the same reality in economic life as it had already become in political life.
Similarly though he carried out many useful administrative reforms, in a vain effort to combat Social Democracy he seriously interfered with the liberty of public meeting and attempted the forcible suppression of strike movements.
Accordingly, his denunciation of President Andrew Jackson's bank policy added strength to the Jacksonian Democracy, and, later, his Whig connexions were the greatest source of the Whig party's weakness in New Hampshire.
Ostrogorski on Democracy in England and America, and Professor Jesse Macy on Party Organizalion and Machinery, 1904.)
Amongst his political writings may be mentioned a pamphlet On Democracy (1867), On Forms of Government (1867), and Political Tracts (1868).
A rapprochement with France inevitably entailed not only an alliance with modern democracy, but also a recognition of its principles and aims. In Rome there was no room for both pope and king.
But the continuance of the Republic in Paris was a condition precedent to the establishment of a republic in Rome, and the first had no chance of existence if the democracy in France did not remain in power.
had sounded the clarion for battle against the Social The Pope Democracy; his encyclical Novarum serum en- and Social deavoured to show the means to be employed, Democracy.
Down to 1848, and even still later, " Democracy " was used to cover the whole mass of the people, pre-eminently represented by the broad strata of the bourgeoisie; in 1900 the Democratic party itself meant by this term the rule of the labouring class organized as a nation, which, by its numerical superiority, thrust aside all other classes, including the bourgeoisie, -and excluded them from participation in its rule.
In this latter case the term " Democracy," as applied to the historical development of Great Britain and the United States, denotes a constitutional state in which every citizen has rights proportionate to his energy and intelligence.
The process, maybe, from the point of view of those outside, was to make a mental wilderness and call it peace; but from the papal point of view it had a double advantage: it attracted those in search of religious certainty, it facilitated the maintenance of its hold over the Catholic democracy.
To the outward eye his gigantic strength and herculean build lent him the appearance of health and vigour, but forty years of unintermittent toil and anxiety had told upon him, and during the last two-and-twenty years of his reign, by which time all his old self-chosen counsellors had died off, he apathetically resigned himself to the course of events without making any sustained effort to stem the rising tide of Protestantism and democracy.
During these years the relations between Denmark and the German empire improved, and in the country itself the cause of social democracy made great progress.
Certain it is that there is much in his utterances for a less robust democracy than his own to cavil at.'
But the steady growth of slavery in the East and of a virile democracy in the West neutralized this influence and compelled the assembling of the constitutional convention of 1829, whose purpose was to revise the fundamental law in such a way as to give the more populous counties of the West their legitimate weight in the legislature.
In the later times of democracy the acropolis was reserved for the temples of the principal gods.
The enterprise was hazardous, since democracy had hitherto brought nothing but ill to Rome.
Having been joined by a few friends from Massachusetts, Williams founded a commonwealth in which absolute religious liberty was combined with civil democracy.
He did not desire revolution, but reform; and thus he became the leader of a moderate party, and the steady opponent not only of despotism but of democracy.
I missed that last great forum of American democracy: yelling obscenities at other drivers on the freeway.
Douglas, the leader of the Northern Democracy.
endeavours to persuade the Federals, the Intransigeants, and even the Opportunists of Democracy that the times were ripe for a venture.
Sagasta derived much benefit from the divisions which made democracy powerless; and he Was able to cope with Carlism chiefly because the efforts of the pretender himself abroad, and of his partisans in Spain, were first restrained and then decisively paralysed by the influence of foreign courts and governments, above all by the direct interference of the Vatican in favor of the Spanish regency and of the successor of Alphonso XII.
He did not wish to stake the interests of the Church on a cause which could only revive against her the old animosities of Spanish liberalism and democracy, so roughly displayed in the years 1836 and 1868.
8 That is, while Jefferson hated British aristocracy and sympathized with French democracy, Hamilton hated French democracy and sympathized with British aristocracy and order; but and in their conflicts over Hamilton's financial measures they organized, on the basis of varying tenets and ideals which have never ceased to conflict in American politics, the two great parties of Federalists and Democrats (or DemocraticRepublicans).
Compare also with later developments of ward politics in New York City, Hamilton's curious suggestions as to Federalist charities, &c., in connexion with the Christian Constitutional Society proposed by him in 1802 to combat irreligion and democracy (Works, x.
The exception, as American history showed, was American democracy.
The loose and barren rule of the Confederation seemed to conservative minds such as Hamilton's to presage, in its strengthening of individualism, a fatal looseness of social restraints, and led him on to a dread of democracy that he never overcame.
Nor would it be a strained inference from much that he said, to believe that he hoped and expected that in the " crisis " he foresaw, when democracy should have caused the ruin of the country, a new government might be formed that should approximate to his own ideals.'
From the beginning of the excesses of the French Revolution he was possessed by the persuasion that American democracy, likewise, might at any moment crush the restraints of the Constitution to enter on a career of licence and anarchy.
When he says (p. 140) that " In Hamilton's successful policy there were certainly germs of an aristocratic republic, there were certainly limitations and possibly dangers to pure democracy," this is practically Jefferson's assertion (1792) that " His system flowed from principles adverse to liberty "; but Jefferson goes on to add: " and was calculated to undermine and demolish the republic."
The ancient classes are confounded and obliterated in a population more homogeneous, more adapted for democracy and despotism.
Her democracy was respected by the Macedonian kings; the rulers of Egypt, Syria, and especially of Pergamum, courted her favour by handsome donations of edifices and works of art, to which the citizens replied by unbecoming flattery, even to the extent of creating new tribes named after their benefactors.
members gradually united with other opponents of Jacksonian Democracy in forming the Whig party.
It strengthened the hands of church democracy; it formed an alliance with the pure souls who held up to the church the ideal of apostolic poverty; it united itself for a time even with mysticism in a common opposition to the supremacy of the church; nay, it lent the strength of its convictions to the support of states and princes in their efforts to break the political power of the church.
And in January 1902, reversing the policy which had its inception in the encyclical, Rerum novarum, of 1891, and had further been developed ten years later in a letter to the Italian bishops entitled Graves de communi, the "Sacred Congregation of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs" issued instructions concerning "Christian Democracy in Italy," directing that the popular Christian movement, which embraced in its programme a number of social reforms, such as factory laws for children, old-age pensions, a minimum wage in agricultural industries, an eight-hours' day, the revival of trade gilds, and the encouragement of Sunday rest, should divert its attention from all such things as savoured of novelty and devote its energies to the restoration of the temporal power.
In material prosperity the progress of the island from 1902 to 1906 was very great; but in its politics, various social and economic elements, and political habits and examples of Spanish provenience that ill befit a democracy, led once more to revolution.
This produced a split in the ranks of Social Democracy between the Majority and Minority sections (Bolsheviks and Mensheviks).
The reform which the council had set itself to effect was a subject the fathers could not broach without stirring up dissension: some stood out obstinately for preserving the status quo, while others contemplated nothing less than the transformation of the monarchical administration of the church into a parliamentary democracy, the subordination of the sovereign pontiff, and the annihilation of the Sacred College.
His revolt against the theory of state supremacy turns him into an anarchist and individualist; his revolt against modern democracy into an aristocrat.
The Life by George Bancroft (New York, 1889) is highly eulogistic. Von Hoist's United States, MacDonald's Jacksonian Democracy, Garrison's Westward Extension and T.
1813) for seditious libel in 1800, drove the lawyers for the defence from the court, and evoked the wrath of the Republicans, who were stirred to action by a political harangue on the evil tendencies of democracy which he delivered as a charge to a grand jury at Baltimore in 1803.
He made his influence felt also by correspondence, with political leaders and by able political speeches, one of which, delivered in 1858, contained the sentence, "Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people," which probably suggested Abraham Lincoln's oft.-quoted variant.
Araujo Lima, minister of the home department, who strove to give his: government the character of a monarchical reaction against the principles of democracy, was chosen by a large majority in his stead.
Under the influence of Diodes the constitution became a still more confirmed democracy, some at least of the magistracies being filled by lot, as at Athens (Diod.
This, however, was not enough for the Florentine democracy, who viewed with alarm the increasing power and arrogance of the grandi, who in spite of their exclusion from many offices were still influential and constituted independent clans within the state.
Florentine democracy, however, was limited to the walls of the city, for no one of the contado nor any citizen of the subject towns enjoyed political rights, which were reserved for the inhabitants of Florence alone and not by any means for all of them.
In his Tripoliticos he described the best form of government as a mixture of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy, and illustrated it by the example of Sparta.
In 390 B.C. Thrasybulus, with the assistance of Heracleides and Archebius, expelled the Lacedaemonian oligarchy, and restored democracy and the Athenian influence.
But the whole position was changed by the successes of Thrasybulus, who brought over the Odrysian king Medocus and Seuthes of the Propontis to the Athenian alliance, set up a democracy in Byzantium and reimposed the old io% duty on goods from the Black Sea.
His criticism is apt to assume a tone of moral censure when he has to deal with certain extremes of human thought - scepticism in philosophy, atheism in religion and democracy in politics.
While excelling him in suppleness and dexterity, he lacked the force of character possessed by the great "tribune of the people"; and his influence was gradually eclipsed by that of the more ardent and determined champions of democracy, the Girondins and the Jacobins.
But this form of pure democracy was in various cases long since inevitably abandoned: by Boston reluctantly in 1822, and subsequently by many other townships or cities, as growing population made action in town meeting unbearably cumbersome.
Both were used as terms of opprobrium by the orators of the Jacobin Club, who freely denounced "the Royalists, the Federalists, the Brissotins, the Girondins and all the enemies of the democracy" (F.
& des reis, otherwise called the corporation of the corsairs (see Barbary Pirates), and the janissaries, a kind of military democracy in which each member was promoted according to seniority.
Probably all Christians can agree in the statement that the Christian democracy is also a theocracy, that Christ is the source of all authority.
This view, however, cannot be taken of the early stages of the war when there was democracy and oligarchy on both sides (see ad fin.); it is only in the later stages that the political difference is prominent.
Athens, on the other hand, had undoubtedly interfered in the interest of democracy in various allied states (see Delian League).
The winter of 428-427 was marked by the daring escape of half the Plataean garrison under cover of a stormy night, and by the capitulation of Mytilene, which was forced upon the oligarchic rulers by the democracy.
Moreover, in the case of Samos there was a democracy in 439, though in 412 the government was again oligarchic. The case of Selymbria (see Hicks and Hill, op. cit.
The speedily restored democracy put little heart into the conflict, and beyond sending mercenary detachments, lent Athens no further help in the war (see Peloponnesian War).
Further Grote, a practical man, a rationalist and an enthusiast for democracy, was the first to consider Greek political development with a sympathetic interest (see Greece: History, Ancient, section "Authorities"), in opposition to the Tory attitude of John Gillies and Mitford, who had written under the influence of horror at the French Revolution.
With such followers he made the constitution of 1876 and all the laws of the monarchy, putting a limited franchise in the place of universal suffrage, curtailing liberty of conscience, rights of association and of meeting, liberty of the press, checking democracy, obliging the military to abstain from politics, conciliating the Carlists and Catholics by his advances to the Vatican, the Church and the religious orders, pandering to the protectionists by his tariff policy, and courting abroad the friendship of Germany and Austria after contributing to the marriage of his king to an Austrian princess.
By the time he had finished his elaborate scheme for regenerating society by means of a devoted aristocracy of knowledge, and the diffusion of culture, the year 1848 was past, and with it his fever of Democracy.
Journalist Brooks Atkinson, said: "After each war, there is a little less democracy left to save."
Not only are we eliminating historically warlike forms of government, we are replacing them with peaceful ones, namely democracy.
Falling public confidence in the ability of local democracy to deliver is reflected most starkly in the turnout at local elections.
This is no way for a modern liberal democracy to portray its justice system, nor is it reflective of reality.
Cultural relativism is not an adequate foundation for democracy.
The United Kingdom has just completed its periodic exercise in representational democracy.
The tardy introduction of representative democracy there by Britain provided an excuse for the dismantling of much of what was formerly in place.
Unfortunately this corrupt and disgraced government has shown contempt for democracy and the rule of law.
The second factor is that some semblance of parliamentary democracy is returning.
Thus the first luxury to be discarded in this imperialist war is sham capitalist democracy.
The experience of the last four years has shown me quite clearly just what a sham of democracy the European Parliament really is.
Democracy matters but we can see how it can be allowed to shrivel when democratic traditions are inconvenient to wider plans.
Billions of US dollars were siphoned away from infrastructure projects to bolster security and pay for the promotion of democracy.
They do n't trust Bush, and they 're deeply skeptical of American attempts to impose democracy by force.
The revival of soviet democracy in Russia was still a real possibility, but needed aid from abroad.
No, democracy is not identical with the subordination of the minority to the majority.
The biggest threat to British democracy is actually not the EU, but the supine nature of MPs.
Nor does it mean that democracy ca n't deliver economic takeoff: India is a case in point.
Freedom of speech is a central and sacred tenet of any democracy.
Kazakhstan has crossed the threshold of the third millenium being dedicated to the values and principles of democracy.
But neither liberal democracy nor totalitarian socialism are able to explain what is going on.
This travesty of democracy has shaken the loyalty of people who 've been in the party for a long time.
It is a truism that democracy cannot be established at gunpoint.
No one, he claims, has asked for self-government, and, moreover, democracy itself is a two-edged weapon.
The tyranny of the minority in the short-term would lead to democracy for the majority in the long-term.
Of course the attacks of the democracy on the vanquished foe did not on that account cease.
But the first to be vanquished in the war will be the thoroughly rotten democracy.
It must win the battle for democracy by constituting itself as the nation and vesting sovereignty in the people.
In China, the government is now shutting down any vestige of democracy or rule of law left in Hong Kong.
Democracy is not about numbers, it is a way of life.
Delivering services better is a good idea but not at the expense of weakening democracy.
He also felt that the only way to encourage growth through these stages was by discussion of moral dilemmas and by participation in consensus democracy within small groups.
Consensus democracy was rule by agreement of the group, not majority rule.
Critics also point out that educating students about the formation of U.S. democracy inevitably focuses on its European origins.
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Political satire is the lifeblood of any healthy democracy.
With YouTube spoofs, democracy is alive and well.
Cayce stated that China was going to experience some very major changes, and these changes would eventually lead the country into a state of democracy.
Protesters in Egypt harnessed the innocuous Facebook Event tool to stage mass rallies that galvanized the nation in the people's fight for democracy.
The notion of the deep state and its potential dangers to democracy is not new, having been discussed as early as the 1960s.
Their effect was supplemented by the division into French and British sympathizers; the Republicans approving the aims and condoning the excesses of the French Revolution, the Federalists siding with British reaction against French democracy.
He wished the institutions of the present to approximate more closely to those of the past, and devised for the new French constitution a body of reforms which reflected the opinions he had formed upon the democracy at Rome and in ancient France.
The chief feature in this was an idea concerning which he and Mrs Mill often deliberated - the necessity of providing checks against uneducated democracy.
OSTRACISM, a political device instituted, probably by Cleisthenes in 508 B.C., as a constitutional safeguard for the Athenian democracy.
By making effective the powers of the Ecclesia (Popular Assembly) the Boule (Council) and Heliaea, Cleisthenes became the true founder of Athenian democracy.
In New York at this time the National Republicans, or "Adams men," were a very feeble organization, and shrewd political leaders at once determined to utilize the strong anti-Masonic feeling in creating a new and vigorous party to oppose the rising Jacksonian Democracy.
It strengthened the hands of church democracy; it formed an alliance with the pure souls who held up to the church the ideal of apostolic poverty; it united itself for a time even with mysticism in a common opposition to the supremacy of the church.
Its democracy obliterated the distinctions between rich and poor; slave and senator became subject to the same rule, eligible for the same honours, partook of the same communion, and were interred in the same type of sepulchre, to await the same resurrection.
From about 1825 to 1845 Woodbury was the undisputed leader of the Jacksonian Democracy in New England.
From 1826 to 1837 he edited the Hartford Times, making it the official organ of the Jacksonian Democracy in southern New England.
From the same cause arose the violent intestine contests which ended in the establishment of a rude and turbulent democracy.
After the expulsion of Gorgus's son Periander its government developed into a strong democracy.
The Revue independante (1841-1848) was founded by Pierre Leroux, George Sand and Viardot for the democracy.
Soon afterwards he was sent to Athens with an army to aid the oligarchs, but Pausanias, one of the kings, followed him and brought about a restoration of democracy.
A change of constitution, imposed perhaps by the Macedonians, was nullified (about 250) by a revolution through which democracy was restored.
1 In this document, whose democracy is characteristic of differences between the Plymouth Colony and that of Massachusetts Bay, the signatories " solemnly and mutually ...
After the surrender of Athens and the appointment of the Thirty, the repeal of the laws of Ephialtes and Archestratus prepared the way for the rehabilitation of the council as guardian of the constitution by the restored democracy (Arist.
He had enunciated in his theses the far-reaching new principle that the congregation, and not the hierarchy, was the representative of the Church; and he sought henceforward to reorganize the Swiss constitution on the principles of representative democracy so as to reduce the wholly disproportionate voting power which, till then, the Forest Cantons had exercised.
In contrast to both of these, which in different ways express the principle of clerical or official authority, Congregationalism represents the principle of democracy in religion.
But while in practice it is religious democracy, in theory it claims to be the most immediate form of theocracy, God Himself being regarded as ruling His people directly through Christ as Head of the Church, whether Catholic or local.
As Mr Roosevelt often pointed out, no nation will live long in which the authority of government - especially in a democracy - is supplanted by the private interest of a real money power.
He strengthened the interstate commission for the regulation of railroads, inaugurated successful suits against monopolies - notably the Standard Oil Company and the so-called Sugar Trust, - and achieved distinct practical results in favour of a system of "industrial democracy" where all men shall have equal rights under the law and where there shall be no privileged interests exempt from the operation of the law.
Under this prince the course of politics in Saxony presented little of general interest, except perhaps the spread of the doctrines of Social Democracy, which was especially remarkable in Saxony.
This was, however, far from satisfying the parties of the extreme Left, and the strength of Social Democracy in Saxony was even more strikingly displayed in 1909 when, in spite of plural voting, under a complicated franchise, 25 Socialist members were returned to the Saxon diet.
In spite of this, the calculation was defeated; for in Europe every true democracy at once becomes national, and hence the national problem infected the working-classes so soon as they won parliamentary power; the " International " split up into national groups, just as the bourgeoisie had done before it.
In 410 B.C. the Athenian general Theramenes found an oligarchy at Paros; he deposed it and restored the democracy (Diod.
This change of policy was doubtless the result of timidity rather than of a desire to secure re-election by gaining the favour of the Southern Democracy.
In 1889 he edited the Fabian Essays, to which he contributed "The Economic Basis of Socialism" and "The Transition to Social Democracy."
Modern, too, was the outlook of the aging poet on the changing social conditions of theage, wonderfully sympathetic his attitude towards modern industry, which steam was just beginning to establish on a new basis, and towards modern democracy.
The times were ripe for revolution, and the message which spoke of a religious democracy could not fail to suggest the social democracy also.
The democracy consistently supported the victorious Thebans against Sparta, figuring with a large contingent on the decisive field of Mantineia (362).
THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826), third president of the United States of America, and the most conspicuous apostle of democracy in America, was born on the 13th of April 1743, at Shadwell, Albemarle county, Virginia.
His theories had a deep and broad basis in English whiggism; and though he may well have found at least confirmation of his own ideas in French writers - and notably in Condorcet - he did not read sympathetically the writers commonly named, Rousseau and Montesquieu; besides, his democracy was seasoned, and he was rather a teacher than a student of revolutionary politics when he went to Paris.
The schools of thought for which they stood have since contended for mastery in American politics: Hamilton's gradually strengthened by the necessities of stronger administration, as time gave widening amplitude and increasing weight to the specific powers - and so to Hamilton's great doctrine of the" implied powers "- of the general government of a growing country; Jefferson's rooted in colonial life, and buttressed by the hopes and convictions of democracy.
Jefferson did not read excesses in Paris as warnings against democracy, but as warnings against the abuses ' Jefferson did not sympathize with the temper of his followers who condoned the zealous excesses of Genet, and in general with the"'misbehaviour "of the democratic clubs; but, as a student of English liberties, he could not accept Washington's doctrine that for a self-created permanent body to declare" this act unconstitutional, and that act pregnant with mischiefs "was" a stretch of arrogant presumption "which would, if unchecked," destroy the country."6 John Basset Moore, American Diplomacy (New York, 1905)..
It is the key to an understanding of the times to remember that the War of Independence had disjointed society; and democracy - which Jefferson had proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, and enthroned in Virginia - after strengthening its rights by the sword, had run to excesses, particularly in the Shays' rebellion, that produced a conservative reaction.
Jefferson, however, far from America in these years and unexposed to reactionary influences, came back with undiminished fervour of democracy, and the talk he heard of praise for England, and fearful recoil before even the beginning of the revolution in France, disheartened him, and filled him with suspicion.'
Events soon appraised the ultra-Federalist judgment of American democracy, so tersely expressed by Fisher Ames as "like death.
During the century which had elapsed since the expulsion of the Peisistratids and the establishment of the democracy, the Athenian constitution had developed with a rapidity which produced an oligarchical reaction, and the discussion of constitutional principles and precedents, always familiar to the citizen of Athens, was thus abnormally stimulated.
His administration is rather the date at which a system of democracy, organized by the use of patronage, was introduced into the federal arena by Van Buren.
In the first years of the century a little clique at Philadelphia became alarmed at the increase of the "money power," and at the growing perils to democracy.
The value of the History consists to-day primarily in its examination of the Athenian democracy, its growth and decline, an examination which is still the most inspiring, and in general the most instructive, in any language.
The king, either apprehensive of a rupture with Austria, or fearing detriment to the prerogatives of the Prussian crown should he accept this dignity at the hands of a democracy, refused the offer.
The result was failure, for the democracy of small farmers which would have taxed slavery out of existence was denied proportionate representation.
Immediately after the accession of Louis Philippe they started their famous newspaper, L' Avenir, hoping thereby to reconcile the Church with democracy, and make the pope the leader of the party of progress.
Recent history, and in particular the history of democracy, claims for its province the several stages whereby this principle was developed in England and America, and its outburst in the frenzy of the French Revolution.
1895).: At this time his study of socialism began, and in 1897 he allied himself with the movement, for a year acting as chairman of the National Council of the Social Democracy of America.
His father and grandfather were Yorkshire agriculturists, and throughout his life he took a strong interest in the welfare of the agricultural labourer, publishing three volumes on the subject, Village Politics (1878), Christ and Democracy (1883) and The Land and the Labourers (1890).
vestige of democracy or rule of law left in Hong Kong.
Prussia thus made a bid for the sympathy of the democracy at the same time as she declared war against the dynasties; and her power was revealed by the fact that her veto was sufficient to wreck a proposal seconded by the all but unanimous vote of the German sovereigns.
In 1876, however, the party in Prussi; reunited on a programme-which demanded the maintenance of the Christian character of the schools, cessation of the Kulturkampf, limitation of economic liberty, and repression of social democracy, and this was accepted also by the Conservatives in the Reichstag.
The growth of the Catholic democracy in Germany was a much more serious danger, and it proved to be easier to come to terms with the pope than with the parliamentary Opposition.
It was a part of the new policy not only to combat Social Democracy by repression, but to win the confidence of the working men by extending to them the direct, protection ~ of the state.
This and other symptoms caused serious apprehension that some attempt might be made to alter the law of universal suffrage for the Reichstag, and it was policy of this kind which maintained and justified the profound distrust of the governing classes and the class hatred on which Social democracy depends.
Those of the great industrialists who belonged to the National Liberals or the Moderate Conservatives did not command that influence which men of their class generally hold in Great Britain, because the influence of Social Democracy banded together the whole of the working men in a solid phalanx of irreconcilable opposition, the very first principle of which was the hostility of classes.
This startling victory of the Social Democracy, though to a certain extent discounted by the dissensions between the two wings of the party which were revealed at the congress at Dresden in the same year, was in the highest degree disconcerting to the government; but in the actual manipulation of the Reichstag it facilitated the work of the chancellor by enabling him to unite the other groups more readily against the common enemy.
the democracy triumphed amid scenes of the wildest savagery.
But the people of these cessions, especially of Kentucky, were closely allied to the great up-country party of Virginia, and altogether they formed the basis of the Jeffersonian democracy, which from 1794 opposed the chief measures of the Washington administration, and which on the passage of the Alien and Sedition laws in 1798 precipitated the first great constitutional crisis in Federal politics by the adoption in the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures of the resolutions, known by the names of those states, strongly asserting the right and duty of the states to arrest the course of the national government whenever in their opinions that course had become unconstitutional.
Mardonius, alone, after his suppression of the Ionic revoltwhich had originated with these very tyrantsmade an attempt to govern them by the assistance of the democracy (492 B.C.).
In contemporary movements he was an earnest and conscientious advocate of Catholic democracy and socialism and of the view that the church should adapt itself to the changed political conditions consequent to the Revolution.
In 404 they had urged the complete destruction of Athens, in 403 they secretly supported the restoration of its democracy in order to find in it a counterpoise against Sparta.
had laboured so long; but in place of this he painted with astonishing vigour the great political struggle that accompanied the fall of the republic. It was, above all, his new reading of old characters which demanded attention, if not always approval: Cicero, the favourite of men of letters, was for him "a journalist in the worst sense of the word"; Pompey, the hero of Plutarch and the Moralists, was brushed aside as a mere drill-sergeant; and the book culminated in the picture of Caesar, who established absolute rule in the name of democracy, "the complete and perfect man."
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Having witnessed the unjust exactions of a democracy at Athens, the dwindling population of an oligarchy at Sparta, and the oppressive selfishness of new tyrannies throughout the Greek world, he condemned the actual constitutions of the Greek states as deviations (7rapec- (3do as) directed merely to the good of the government; and he contemplated a right constitution (607) 7roAtTeia), which might be either a commonwealth, an aristocracy or a monarchy, directed to the general good; but he preferred the monarchy of one man, pre-eminent in virtue above the rest, as the best of all governments (Nicomachean Ethics, viii.
Whilst not openly repelling the tendencies of the Jesuits, Leo yet showed himself well disposed towards, and even amenable to, views of a diametri- The Papacy cally opposite kind; and as soon as the Vatican and the threw itself into the arms of France, and bade fare Modern well to the idea of a national Italy, the policy of Democracy.
To comprehend these views aright, we must first remember that what in the first half of the 19th century, and also in the days of Lamennais, was understood by Democracy was not coincident with the meaning of this expression as it was afterwards used, and as the Christian Socialists understood it.
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The relation of American democracy to the systems which have preceded it forms the latest proof of these contentions.
The New Hampshire Patriot, founded here in 1808 (and for twenty years edited) by Isaac Hill (1788-1851), who was a member of the United States Senate in 1831-1836, and governor of New Hampshire in 1836-1839, became one of the leading exponents of Jacksonian Democracy in New England.
He was as anxious as Flood had been to retain the legislative power in the hands of men of property, for "he had through the whole of his life a strong conviction that while Ireland could_ best be governed by Irish hands, democracy in Ireland would inevitably turn to plunder and anarchy."
s Like Flood before him, Grattan had no leaning towards democracy; and he anticipated that by the removal of the centre of political interest from Ireland the evil of absenteeism would be intensified.
This was the year of the Petition of Right, extorted from the king in the third parliament he had tried within three years of his accession; and, in view of Hobbes's later activity, it is significant that he came forward just then, at the mature age of forty, with his version of the story of the Athenian democracy as the first production of his pen.
In 1872 he was converted to the principles of Social Democracy, and threw himself with great energy into political agitation.
From 1879 to 1882 he lived at Zurich, then the headquarters of Social Democracy, when, besides attending the university, he took part in editing the Social Demokrat.
He refused to identify Social Democracy with the extreme views as to religion and the family advocated by Bebel, and successfully resisted attempts made in 1891 to expel him from the party in consequence of his opinions.
The mass of the working-class population in the Protestant parts of Germany belonged to the Social Democracy, an inclusive term covering variations of opinion from the doctrinaire system of Marx to a degree of Radicalism which in England would not be considered a bar to a peerage.
Shortly after his retirement from public life he published Democracy and other Addresses, all of which had been delivered in England.
There were a few rich men, but they were almost ashamed to differ from their neighbours and, in some known cases, they affected democracy in order to win popularity.
Their part henceforth was to vote blindly with the Conservative groups, in a common fear of the Social Democracy, or to indulge in protests, futile because backed by no power inside or outside the parliament; their impotence was equally revealed when in December 1902 they voted with the Agrarians for the tariff, and in May 1909 when they withdrew in dudgeon from the new tariff committee, and allowed the reactionary elements a free hand.
The political struggle of the future lay between the Conservative and Clerical elements in the state, alike powerful forces, and- the organized power of the Social Democracy.
Defence on a Charge of Seeking to Abolish the Democracy, xxv., 401 B.C.; 5.
The Jacobinism of the Vienna democracy was not really representative of any widespread opinion even in the German parts of Austria, while its loud-voiced Germanism excited the lively opposition of the other races.
When the power of Hiero passed in 467 B.C. to his brother Thrasybulus the freedom of Syracuse was won by a combined movement of Greeks and Sicels, and the Greek cities gradually settled down as they had been before the tyrannies, only with a change to democracy in their constitutions.
It has been argued that the war was ultimately a struggle between the principles of oligarchy and democracy.
This oligarchy was overthrown again in June, and the new democracy having vainly sought an agreement with Sparta rejoined Athens.
It was thus left to Athens to expend men and money on protecting a democracy by the aid of which she had hoped practically to control the Peloponnesus.
He opened negotiations with the Athenian leaders in Samos and urged them to upset the democracy and establish a philo-Persian oligarchy.
It was only after that date that democracy was suppressed in the Peloponnesian League, and even then Mantinea remained democratic. In point of fact, it was only when Lysander became the representative of Spartan foreign policy - i.e.
In later years he was allowed by Augustus to return to Tarsus in order to remodel the constitution of the city after the degenerate democracy which had misgoverned it under Boethus.
The educated classes characteristically furnished Federalism with a remarkable body of alarmist leaders; and thus it happened that Jefferson, because, with only a few of his great contemporaries, he had a thorough trust and confidence in the people, became the idol of American democracy.
disclosures strengthened the Federalists, until these, mistaking the popular resentment against France for a reaction against democracy - an equivalence in their own minds - passed the alien and sedition laws.
Believing,"he wrote," that (excepting the ardent monarchists) all our citizens agreed in ancient whig principles "- or, as he elsewhere expressed it, in" republican forms "-" I thought it advisable to define and declare them, and let them see the ground on which we can rally."This he did in his inaugural, which, though somewhat rhetorical, is a splendid and famous statement of democracy.'
He thus gave much trouble to men like Serrano, Topete and Prim, who had never harboured the idea of drifting into advanced democracy, and who had each his own scheme for re-establishing the monarchy with certain constitutional restrictions.
The abdication of Amadeus led to the proclamation of the federal republic. The senate and congress, very largely composed of monarchists, permitted themselves to be dragged along into democracy by the republican minority headed by Salmeron, Figueras, Pi y Margall and Castelar.
C. Swinburne has suggested that the secret of Juvenal's concentrated power consisted in this, that he knew what he hated, and that what he did hate was despotism and democracy.
But it is only in connexion with its indirect effects that he seems to think of despotism; and he has no thought of democracy at all.
They swayed backwards and forwards between the power of the people and the power of the few; but democracy and oligarchy passed sooner or later into the hands of a master who veiled his lordship under various titles, and generally at last into the hands of a family.
His residence in Louisiana, his ownership of a large plantation with its slaves, and his family connexion with Jefferson Davis (who had married his daughter), rendered him more acceptable to many of the Southern Democrats than their party candidate, Lewis Cass, an advocate of " squatter sovereignty " and the representative of the democracy of the free North-west.
But as the complex nature of society became more evident in the age of democracy, the economic or sociological history gained ground.
Since the abolition of the Test Acts and the emancipation of the Catholics no Englishman has suffered any civil disability owing to his religion'; and the progress of democracy has given to the great so-called " Free Churches " a political power that rivals that of the Established Church.
The regal government was at a later time exchanged for an oligarchy or a democracy.
Besides, he was, if not an entirely impartial writer, neither a devotee nor an opponent of democracy.
In politics we have in correspondence also with the idea, monarchy, democracy, constitutionalism.
The struggle in Kansas, the first physical national struggle over slavery, was of paramount importance in the breaking up of the Whig party, the firm establishment of an uncompromisingly anti-slavery party, the sectionalization of the Democracy, and the general preparation of the country for the Civil War.
In the course of the discussion on the bill in the House of Commons, the securities on which its authors had relied to enable them to stem the tide of democracy were, chiefly through Gladstones exertions, swept away.
These two books, the Vindication, published in 1835, and his speeches up to this time and a little beyond, are quite enough to show what Disraeli's Tory democracy meant, how truly national was its aim, and how exclusive of partisanship for the "landed interest"; though he did believe the stability and prosperity of the agricultural class a national interest of the first order, not on economic grounds alone or even chiefly.
This appears in his works on social polity, written at a time when the principles of democracy and toleration were struggling with divine right of kings, and when " the popular assertors of public liberty were the greatest engrossers of it too."
Again, this rich soil was the natural home of a powerful aristocracy, such as the families of the Aleuadae of Larissa and the Scopadae of Crannon; and the absence of elevated positions was unfavourable to the foundation of cities, which might have fostered the spirit of freedom and democracy.
He published many works on socialism, land nationalization and kindred subjects, as well as Records of an Adventurous Life (1911), Further Reminiscences (1912), and The Future of Democracy (1915).
A fervent advocate of a strong centralized government, he did much to secure the ratification by Massachusetts of the Federal Constitution, and after the overturn of the Federalist by the Republican party, he wrote (1840): "We are democratic altogether, and I hold democracy in its natural operation to be a government of the worst."
A few years after the restoration of the democracy it was again introduced.
Thenceforth this bounty was in reality very much what Demades afterwards called it, - the cement (KOXXa) of the democracy.
But the machiavellian pretender, daily growing more skilful at manoeuvring between different classes and parties, knew where to stop and how to keep up a show of democracy.
The insulting dismissal of a large body of Athenian troops which had come, under Cimon, to aid the Spartans in the siege of the Messenian stronghold of Ithome, the consummation of the Attic democracy under Ephi altes and Pericles, the conclusion of an alliance between Athens Training A pothetae (ai 'A-r-o%-raa, from lurOBEros, hidden) .
Everywhere democracy was replaced by a philo-Laconian oligarchy, usually consisting of ten men under a harmost or governor pledged to Spartan Empire.
Moreover, within the party ojftj~ue~ itself a gulf had been widening between the pastors, supported by the Protestant democracy and the political nobles.
determined the simultaneous fall of the bourgeois rgime and the establishment of the democracy in power.
They drew support from the Parisian democracy, and considered the decentralization of the Girondins as endangering Frances unity, circumstances demanding a strong and highly concentrated government; they opposed a republic on the model of that of Rome to the Polish republic of the Gironde.
Representing the sane and vigorous democracy, and like Jefferson a friend to liberty and self-government, he had been ~j~ ~ obliged to set up the most despotic of governments in face of internal anarchy and foreign invasion.
The Constituent Assembly had been more destructive than Internal constructive; but the Convention preserved intact those fundamental principles of civil liberty which had been the main results of the Revolution: the equality so dear to the French, and the sovereignty of the peoplethe foundation of democracy.
Sagasta made no secret of the fact that it was his intention to alter the laws and the constitution of the monarchy so as to make them very much resemble the constitution of the Revolution of 1868, but he undertook to carry out his reform policy by stages, and without making too many concessions to radicalism and democracy, so that Canovas and his Conservative and Catholic followers might bow to the fiecessities of modern times after a respectable show of criticism and resistance.
His last letter on politics, written two days before his death, illustrates the two sides of his thinking already emphasized: in this letter he warns his New England friends against dismemberment of the union as " a clear sacrifice of great positive advantages, without any counterbalancing good; administering no relief to our real disease, which is democracy, the poison of which, by a subdivision, will only be more concentrated in each part, and consequently the more virulent."
He laboured still, in mingled hope and apprehension, "to prop the frail and worthless fabric,"7 but for its spiritual content of democracy he had no understanding, and even in its nationalism he had little hope.
In the development of the United States the influence of Hamiltonian nationalism and Jeffersonian democracy has been a reactive union; but changed conditions since Hamilton's time, and particularly since the Civil War, are likely to create misconceptions as to Hamilton's position in his own day.
8 Jeffersonian democracy came into power in 1800 in direct line with colonial development; Hamiltonian Federalism was a break in that development; and this alone can explain how Jefferson could organize the Democratic Party in face of the brilliant success of the Federalists in constructing the government.
Hamilton stigmatized his great opponent as a political fanatic; but actualist as he claimed to be, 9 Hamilton could not see, or would not concede, the predominating forces in American life, and would uncompromisingly have minimized the two great political conquests of the colonial period - local selfgovernment and democracy.
He went too far and fast for even such a Federalist disbeliever in democracy as Gouverneur Morris; who, to Hamilton's assertion that democracy must be cast out to save the country, replied that " such necessity cannot be shown by a political ratiocination.
He now came forward as the professed champion and leader of the democracy, and, owing to the moderate abilities of his rivals and opponents, he was for some years undoubtedly the foremost man in Athens.
He for the first time confronted the problems of Democracy.
The fifth and sixth volumes of the Origins of Christianity (the Christian Church and Marcus Aurelius) show him reconciled with democracy, confident in the gradual ascent of man, aware that the greatest catastrophes do not really interrupt the sure if imperceptible progress of the world - reconciled also in some measure, if not with the truths, at least with the moral beauties of Catholicism, and with the remembrance of his pious youth.
We learn in them how Caliban (democracy), the mindless brute, educated to his own responsibility, makes after all an adequate ruler; how Prospero (the aristocratic principle, or, if we will, the mind) accepts his dethronement for the sake of greater liberty in the intellectual world, since Caliban proves an effective policeman, and leaves his superiors a free hand in the laboratory; how Ariel (the religious principle) acquires a firmer hold on life, and no longer gives up the ghost at the faintest hint of change.
In fact, as Roberto Unger has demonstrated, there is no elective affinity between capitalism and democracy.
It was the antithesis of accountable parliamentary democracy invented by the British over 700 years ago.
Contempt for democracy is an accurate description.
The decision is ominous for the future of democracy in the country.
This travesty of democracy has shaken the loyalty of people who've been in the party for a long time.
But our people have opted for democracy as a way of life from which we will not abdicate.
And do treaties and ' final settlements ', democracy and economic growth relieve the ache left by history and solve all the problems?
The creation of the electronic agora was the first step toward the implementation of direct democracy within all social institutions  .
anarchic nature of the People's Democracy.
It is also on a tough road from royal autocracy to a kind of democracy.
The result was bad for politics and bad for democracy.
This proud showcase of democracy had become a total basket case, thanks to Macmillan's Machiavellian machinations.
bastion of democracy, the Houses of Parliament are a reminder that we are still living in a United Kingdom.
beacon of democracy " .
bedrock of union democracy.
We will fight in ' every way we can for freedom, democracy and social betterment, End of quote.
bicentenary dinner you mentioned the important role that the press plays in parliamentary democracy.
birthplace of modern democracy and see King Arthur's Round Table.
bourgeois democracy is the political formula for free trade, nothing more.
The Church knew as well as we do that in our era the alternative to Fascism is revolutionary Communism, and not bourgeois democracy.
bulwark of democracy, tolerance of the feelings of others.
Those who form this cabal operate in a network of shadowy organizations that proselytize the demise of western democracy.
A few years ago Washington was an open cesspool of United States democracy.
charade of democracy.
commonwealth of nations fought, Inspired by her strength, Democracy was held intact By the price they paid at length.
The modern commonwealth has sought to be relevant by championing democracy.
consolidate democracy in Turkey itself.
constitutive of democracy, but now communism is no more.
contemptuous treatment, the trade unions have supported the rule changes of recent years which have centralized power and eroded party democracy.
Democracy cookbook get the Democracy Cookbook from the Electoral commission.
cornerstone of any democracy - therein lies the rub.
Western democracy will effectively cease to exist as the social infrastructure collapses under the weight of millions of unburied corpses.
It is the destruction of Western society and democracy, which they believe are fundamentally corrupt and weak.
cradle of democracy, the leader of the free world, is behaving like us.
They preach against the weakness of democracy and follow a brutal macho military creed.
crusade against communism did not make the world safe for democracy and human freedom.
The motion proposed by the NEC will seriously curtail democracy, which is central to integrating students into the national union.
The LGA has created a website dedicated to Local Democracy Week.
deepening of democracy is naturally the most important of the basic pursuits.
deliberative democracy ' .
But where tried, democracy has proven the dictum that power tames.
Democracy, on the other hand, is plagued by the rather disagreeable situation that it's one long row about everything.
distaste for democracy, human rights, freedom of movement and international free trade treaties.
This was sheer effrontery of Macmillan when he was the one who was destroying democracy.
But promoting democracy in the Middle East is not a matter of national egoism.
electioneering practices in Britain, as it emerged as a full democracy, have been mapped to a series of databases.
elective affinity between capitalism and democracy.
Politics and government are increasingly in the hands of privileged elites, as if democracy has run out of steam.
One cannot liberate a people - much less facilitate the emergence of a democracy - without empowering the liberated.
entrench democracy after four decades of dictatorship.
epoch of the final decline of democracy.
essence of democracy is very simple and, as Jefferson said, self-evident.
That was a permanent gain for Irish democracy, but most people fa iled to remember it.
falsehood of this democracy.
fighting for freedom and democracy and a lot of us have paid a high price.
fightfought a war to support democracy in Kuwait.
flirtation with German social democracy.
You obviously have a disregard for democracy after allowing yourself to be used as lobby fodder for Tony Blair.
That alone provides conditions for democracy and allows the productive forces to expand in an unfettered manner.
full-fledged democracy among its 22 countries.
A deeper democracy: challenging market fundamentalism By Angela Eagle MP.
This signified the furtherance of Taiwan's democracy and a great step forward in democratic reform.
Great Divideat ideological divide of the second half of the 20th century, liberal democracy had stood firm.
Values are weakly anthropocentric and ecocentric Advocates forms of direct and cosmopolitan democracy with active citizenship Allows and promotes the greening of socialism.
The Upper House, in theory, defies every canon of democracy, since its membership is mainly appointed and partly hereditary.
humiliated by defeat, their regimes were held accountable to the new popular forces of democracy.
The notion of democracy beginning to emerge scares the ideologues, the totalitarians, those who want to impose their vision.
illiberal democracy " has emerged in the South.
This is designed to keep television news impartial, which is said to ensure a healthy democracy.
incompatible with democracy.
Institute for Citizenship - The Institute's aim is to promote informed, active citizenship and greater participation in democracy and society.
interrogate what democracy means to the people.
intervene militarily wherever it decides ' representative democracy ' has broken down.
The morning session I attended Rethinking Democracy: Parties, Pressure Groups and Public Engagement seemed intriguing.
The result was a contradiction which was absolutely irreducible within the limits of formal democracy.
We are fellow islanders in a shared democracy, without oppression of one nation by another.
feudal landlordism still existed in some parts of the country and bourgeois democracy had not yet been fully established.
After five years in office and two election landslides, New Labor is creating a crisis of democracy.
It is time to let democracy back into Northern Ireland and to punish the lawbreaker not the lawmaker.
If power was taken from the elected leadership then this affects basic democracy.
I am currently exploring these in a graduate course entitled ' From social democracy to market liberalism ' .
lifeblood of any democracy.
If they were to tell the truth about electoral reform, that pesky democracy malarkey would just get in their way.
This is not martial law, only another path toward democracy.
masqueradeirst represented the crisis of opportunism, the last represents the crisis of neo-liberalism masquerading as social democracy.
Ministerial bullying of the judiciary via the national media is an unsavory sight in a free democracy " .
mockery of real democracy.
moribund political system and put some meaning back into democracy by offering people a choice.
multiparty democracy in Iraq.
mystic rites of local government democracy!
While paying lip-service to democracy they perpetuate an unhealthy oligarchy.
But the value of information to democracy tends to get overblown.
paragon of democracy, " the US electoral system is actually manipulated by the rich.
participatory democracy is not only a question of method.
particularity support good governance and democracy should also recognize the particularities of countries in conflict or post-conflict situations.
Our aging plesiosaur has seen a lot in her life but wishes to make clear her complete support of democracy and freedom of expression.
If we are a representative democracy, then the make up of our elected politicians should reflect the diversity of the population.
prankish history provide revolutionary bourgeois democracy with a leader from the school of orthodox, revolutionary Marxism?
Today they speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism, whereas until recently they openly preached the doctrine of the Fascist state.
The community radio stations supposedly prefigured the imminent reorganization of the whole of society around direct democracy after the anarcho-communist revolution.
pretence end there was no pretense of democracy.
Democracy through museums Why should museum professionals dictate what goes into museums and what gets displayed?
At the center of this philosophy, as it was expressed in the writings of progressive publicists, was a commitment to democracy.
This is the same coalition of the shilling that now purports to export its sordid distortion of democracy to Baghdad.
rejuvenate British democracy?
cultural relativism is not an adequate foundation for democracy.
representative democracy there by Britain provided an excuse for the dismantling of much of what was formerly in place.
The working class was the only resolute champion of democracy and vanguard of a democratic revolution.
The following draft resolutions are being circulated by the Campaign for Labor Party Democracy.
Why should not prankish history provide revolutionary bourgeois democracy with a leader from the school of orthodox, revolutionary Marxism?
The Conservatives were kicked out last year in a wave of popular revulsion that has almost no equal in a modern democracy.
Elections may well be the cornerstone of any democracy - therein lies the rub.
I heard her say she was against imperialism and for social justice, but she did not say that secularism is necessary for democracy.
Second, because democracy is the surest means by which collective self-expression is made possible.
semblance of parliamentary democracy is returning.
The whole thing is a complete shambles and is making a sham of democracy.
sham capitalist democracy.
sham of democracy the European Parliament really is.
The initial aim was to create a showpiece for Arab democracy.
siphoned away from infrastructure projects to bolster security and pay for the promotion of democracy.
They don't trust Bush, and they're deeply skeptical of American attempts to impose democracy by force.
In an impressive intellectual sleight of hand, the privateers blurred the rather important difference between the free market and democracy.
We believed that socialism - in our country at least - could not exist without democracy.
soviet democracy in Russia was still a real possibility, but needed aid from abroad.
subversion of democracy.
Ah, but I am but a humble supplicant at the altar of democracy, eh Polly?
Nor does it mean that democracy can't deliver economic takeoff: India is a case in point.
tenet of any democracy.
In other words, he opposed democracy and supported a centralized and powerful theocracy.
threshold of the third millenium being dedicated to the values and principles of democracy.
Could a revival in social democracy provide a new tranche of politically inspired union activists?
truism that democracy cannot be established at gunpoint.
tyranny of the minority in the short-term would lead to democracy for the majority in the long-term.
Despite the painful memories of his rule, he had appeared untouchable in Chile even for many years after democracy took over in 1990.
vanquished in the war will be the thoroughly rotten democracy.
We fought a war to support